§ 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 is the total acreage covered.
§ Mr. Scott-Hopkins
At 15th February, 1963, 43 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 10,272. A further 31 schemes of amalgamation are under consideration covering 3,544 acres.