HC Deb 18 April 1957 vol 568 cc230-1W
Mr. Owen

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many of the trade organisations set up by the National Farmers' Union are in receipt of Government subsidy, directly or indirectly.

Mr. Godber

So far as I am aware, the only trade organisation set up by the National Farmers' Union that is in receipt of subsidies from my Department is the Fatstock Marketing Corporation, which was set up jointly with the Farmers' Unions of Scotland and Ulster. This body receives deficiency payments under the Fatstock Guarantee Scheme on fat-stock purchased from farmers at prices inclusive of the guarantee. This arrangement applies equally to anybody else trading in the same way.