§ Captain Duncan
asked the Minister of Agriculture how many applications for calf subsidy in respect of calves in England and Wales were received in 1949 and 1950, respectively; how many were successful; and how many applications were refused on the grounds of quality.
Mr. T. Williams
The number of calves for which application for subsidy was made in England and Wales in 1949 was 2,100,469, of which 70,355 were rejected. The corresponding figures for 1950 up to the end of October are 1,205,922 and 52,336 respectively. The rejections were mainly on the grounds of poor quality, but some calves were over age.