HC Deb 07 July 1960 vol 626 c49W
Mr. Morris

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT the total amount given for each of the various farm subsidies and grants to Welsh agriculture in the year 1959–60.

Mr. Hare

Final accounts for the financial year 1959–60 are not yet available but it is estimated that the farming grants and subsidies paid to farmers in Wales and Monmouthshire will amount to a little over £7¾ millions, as follows:

Fertiliser Subsidy 1,379,000
Lime Subsidy (including spreading contribution) 840,000
Ploughing Grants 901,000
Farm Drainage Grant 146,000
Farm Water Supply Grant 51,000
Livestock Rearing Land Improvement Grant 443,000
Marginal Production Grant 203,000
Attested Herds Scheme—
Head Rate (Capitation) Bonus 273,000
Milk (Gallonage) Bonus 245,000
Livestock Premiums (Bulls) 7,000
Calf Subsidy 1,730,000
Hill Cow Subsidy 756,000
Silo Subsidy 243,000
Farm Improvement Grant 389,000
Small Farmer Scheme 195,000
Small Farmer Supplementary Scheme 10,000