§ 11. Mr. Tom King
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a statement about improved grubbing-up grants for horticulture.
§ 36. Mr. Maxwell-Hyslop
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when he will announce his proposals for improved grants for orchard grubbing.
§ Mr. Anthony Stodart
My right hon. Friend is not yet in a position to make a statement on the future of the orchard grubbing grant. He will do so as soon as he can.
§ Mr. King
May I ask my hon. Friend to communicate to his right hon. Friend the necesssity for ensuring that at the very least the grubbing-up grants compare favourably not with the present level but with those operating with the Commission in Europe? Would he also see that they are available to cover all types of fruit?