§ 71. Mr. Hilton
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will give the figures for United Kingdom agriculture showing aggregate net farming income, the sums which farmers should have appropriated from net income to cover the excess of replacement cost over original cost of such assets as slaughter stock, cultivations and growing crops etc., total farm expenses and total expenditure on labour, respectively, for the years 1947–48 and 1954–55 to 1961–62 inclusive.
§ Mr. Soames
At the moment, three distant water voyages a year by vessels grant-aided under the 1953 Scheme are allowed, compared with five voyages by those grant-aided under later schemes. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland and I have decided to direct the White Fish Authority forthwith to bring the arrangements for 135W vessels built under the 1953 Scheme into line with those for other vessels. In addition, in response to a proposal made by the British Trawlers Federation, we have decided that as from 1st January, 1963, all restrictions should be removed.