HC Deb 09 December 1963 vol 686 cc7-8W
50. Mr. Brewis

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when the installation of cow cubicles became eligible for grant under the Farm Improvement Scheme; and whether farmers who installed this innovation before the relevant date are eligible for grant.

Mr. Scott-Hopkins

Cow cubicles became eligible for farm improvement grant on the 11th September, 1963. Only cubicles included in applications approved on or after that date can qualify for grant. This rules out grant on any cubicles installed earlier, because my right hon. Friend has no power under the Agriculture Act, 1957, to pay grant on work started before approval is given.