§ Mr. Turton
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he will consider the revision of the regulations for grants under Part III of the Agriculture Act, 1937, so as to provide for 50 per cent. grants for drainage work done by machinery at all seasons of the year, and so as to enable grants to be paid for work done during the summer months where the waterlogged condition of the land makes drainage work during the winter months impracticable?
§ Mr. W. S. Morrison
I have considered the revision of the regulations for grants under Part III of the Agriculture Act, 1937, and, while I am unable to vary the rate of grant, I am prepared to grant aid throughout the year to schemes consisting mainly of structural work and schemes carried out mainly by machinery. Circular letters are being addressed to the authorities concerned intimating this amendment of one of the conditions attaching to these grants.