HC Deb 16 March 1961 vol 636 cc1739-40
33. Mr. Scott-Hopkins

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many applications he received for ploughing-up grants in the county of Cornwall during the years 1959–60 and 1960–61; how many were paid; and what was the total sum so disbursed.

Mr. Vane

The current ploughing grant scheme does not end until 31st May, but during the calendar year 1960 £324,800 was paid out on 7,029 claims. For 1959 the figures were £287,300 and 7,018. I regret that the number of applications received is not readily available but it will not differ greatly from the number of claims on which payment was made.