HC Deb 30 May 1962 vol 660 c130W
Sir C. Thornton-Kemsley

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food in how many cases grants have been approved for the amalgamation of agricultural holdings in England and Wales; and what was the total acreage covered by them.

Mr. Vane

At the end of March, 1962, 16 schemes had been formally approved in England and Wales for grant towards certain costs involved in the amalgamation of agricultural holdings. The total acreage covered by these amalgamations is 997. In addition, approval in principle has been given for a further 76 schemes of amalgamation covering 10,529 acres.