HC Deb 18 March 1952 vol 497 c187W
73. Major McCallum

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what will be the amount of the subsidy to be paid for the current year on every hill-sheep breeding ewe in the hill farms of this country.

Mr. J. Stuart

It is proposed to lay before the House at an early date a Statutory Instrument fixing a rate of 2s. 6d. per breeding ewe. In terms of The Hill Sheep (Scotland) No. 2 Scheme as amended by The Hill Sheep (Scotland) No. 2 (Extension) Scheme, 1951, payment will be calculated on the number of eligible sheep in the flock at 4th December, 1951. The 2s. 6d. rate will apply to England and Wales as the standard rate, and also to Northern Ireland.