HC Deb 28 June 1955 vol 543 c18W
Sir A. Bossom

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will give consideration to a subsidy to help farmers in grubbing-up old orchards no longer of value.

Mr. Amory

The grubbing-up of old grass orchards normally comes within the scope of the £12 per acre ploughing grant, which in certain circumstances may be supplemented by assistance under the Marginal Production Scheme. Other old orchards also may come within the latter Scheme.