HC Deb 22 July 1964 vol 699 c73W
11. Mr. Bence

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the total sum paid in grants and subsidies to Scottish agriculture in each financial year since 1958–59; and what percentage these grants and subsidies bore to total agricultural income.

Mr. Stodart

The total of subsidies and grants over the five year period formed 23 per cent. of the gross income of Scottish agriculture including grants and subsidies.

The total sums paid in grants and subsidies to Scottish agriculture, including horticultural improvement grants and all agricultural grants paid to crofters, were:

£ million
1958–59 38.0
1959–60 39.7
1960–61 41.7
1961–62 52.8
1962–63 47.2