HC Deb 22 October 1953 vol 518 cc277-8W
60. Mr. Nabarro

asked the Minister of Agriculture the approximate additional quantities of feedingstuffs which have resulted from the ploughing-up subsidy since inauguration last year.

Sir T. Dugdale

The main result of the introduction of ploughing grants in February, 1952, has been to replace a downward trend in tillage by an increase of 200,000 acres in England and Wales, while in the same period the production of coarse grains has increased by some 600,000 tons.