§ 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 199W the reply given to my hon. Friend the Member for Clitheroe (Mr. Randall) on and on 24th January.