HC Deb 07 April 1964 vol 692 cc196-8W
Mr. Wolrige-Gordon

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what schemes to improve the marketing of farm produce have been put into operation following the grant of £1½ million introduced in 1962 for that purpose; and how many of these schemes related to Aberdeenshire.

Mr. Noble

Since the inception of the Market Development Scheme, 117 proposals involving grant of approximately £525,000 have been approved in respect of projects throughout the United Kingdom. The proposals cover a wide variety of projects for the promotion of efficient marketing. Three of the approved proposals relate to Aberdeenshire, the amount of grant involved being approximately £9,800. Two of these projects are concerned with the marketing of cattle and the other with the marketing of potatoes.

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