§ 9. Mr. Eldon Griffiths
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will define the term, small farmer.
§ Mr. Griffiths
Would not the right hon. Gentleman agree that the comparative size of a farm is as much a matter of soil quality and climate and, above all, the amount of investment in the land in question? Will he take steps to consider these various factors when reviewing the 1253 provision of grants to farmers of all kinds?
§ Sir Richard Glyn
Would the right hon. Gentleman agree that circumstances in farming and methods of farming have changed very much since the definition of a small farm, which he gave just now, was introduced? Does not he think it is time that this definition was brought more into line with modern conditions, and will he look at this matter again?