HC Deb 31 January 1949 vol 460 cc198-9W
Mr. Hurd

asked the Minister of Agriculture in which English counties hill farms are eligible for improvement grants under the Hill Farming Act; and if he intends to bring forward a scheme for assistance to marginal agricultural production in England on the lines of the scheme which has been in operation in Scotland since 1943.

Mr. T. Williams

The counties in England which contain farms of the type regarded as eligible for improvement grant under the Hill Farming Act, are: Chester, Cornwall, Cumberland, Derby, Devon, Durham, Hereford, Lancaster, Monmouth, Northumberland, Salop, Somerset, Stafford, Westmorland, Worcester, York (North Riding), and York (West Riding). As regards the second point, I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given to my hon. Friend the Member for Clitheroe (Mr. Randall) on and on 24th January.