§ 105 and 106. Mr. Morris
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (1) what were the final accounts for the financial year 1959–60 of all the 159W farming grants, subsidies and deficiency payments paid to farmers in Wales and Monmouthshire, including payments in respect of eggs, fatstock, cereals, and potatoes;
(2) if he will make available an estimate of the proportion of the last total agricultural vote which went to farmers in Wales and Monmouthshire.
I regret that I cannot give precise figures for every item requested. It is not therefore possible to make a reliable estimate of the proportion of the total agricultural support going to farmers in Wales and Monmouthshire.
Farming Grants and Subsidies £ Fertiliser Subsidy 1,379,000 Lime Subsidy (including spreading contribution) 840,000 Ploughing Grants 901,000 Farm Drainage Grants 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 247,000 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 Rabbit Clearance Societies 9,000 Scrub Clearance Grants 4,000 Fox Bonus Contributions 2,000 Cartridge Rebates 1,000 Bracken Eradication Scheme 1,000 Deficiency Payments Cereals 696,000 Fatstock (estimated payment in respect of Welsh markets and deadweight centres) 3,451,000 NOTE: I regret that it is not practicable, however, to supply separate figures of all the Deficiency Payments showing the Welsh share of the cost for many of the commodities with a price guarantee. For some commodities the guarantee is to a Marketing Board on an England and Wales or Great Britain basis, while in other instances, such as Fatstock, the figures available could indicate no more than the throughput of Welsh markets and deadweight centres.