HC Deb 24 February 1964 vol 690 cc13-4W
Mr. Walder

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many farmers in the County of Derbyshire have been in receipt of Small Farm Business Grants or aid under the Small Farmers' Scheme; and how many at the moment are carrying out schemes in each category.

Mr. Scott-Hopkins

865 small farmers in Derbyshire have so far received assistance under the main Small Farmer Scheme. 685 of them are still working towards completion of their farm business plans, including 27 who were admitted under the recent extension of the scheme to farms where the annual labour requirement is 450–500 standard man days. A further 24 small farmers received help under the supplementary scheme which expired in 1962.