§ 80. Mr. Collins
asked the Minister of Food if he is aware that leaflet, CDP/L2, issued by his Department, states that farmers using wheat of their own growing only qualify for deficiency payment if a seed permit has been issued, and that they must sell the grain to an authorised merchant and buy the grain back from him; and if he will amend the terms of his leaflet, so as to conform with the statement of Government policy made on this subject on 15th November, 1954.
No. A clear distinction is drawn in the leaflet between grain redelivered to a grower for grinding or similar purposes and seed grain redelivered for sowing.
§ 88 and 90. Mr. Willey
asked the Minister of Food (1) what amount has been paid this financial year by way of 219W Home-Grown Cereals Deficiency Payments; and how much it is now estimated will be paid this financial year; and
(2) what amount has been paid this financial year by way of deficiency payments for fatstock; and how much it is now estimated will be paid this financial year.
Wheat deficiency payments and advances on account of barley acreage payments amount to £1.6 million up to 17th December. Payments on fatstock to 10th December amount to £28.1 million. As regards the second part of these Questions, I cannot add to the reply given to the hon. Member on 17th November.