HC Deb 21 March 1962 vol 656 cc45-6W
Sir Richard Glyn

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how much has been paid out to farmers under the Small Farmers Scheme, from its beginning to the last convenient date; how many farm businesses have been accepted for grant under this scheme; and how many of them have been in Dorset.

Mr. Soames

39,033 farm business plans had been approved in the United Kingdom under the Small Farmer Scheme by 28th February, 1962; of these 460 were in Dorset. By that date just under £11 million had been paid in grant under the scheme in the United Kingdom.