HC Deb 31 July 1964 vol 699 c456W
Mr. C. Morrison

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many schemes have been approved, and what is the total amount paid to farmers in Wiltshire, under the Farm Improvement and Small Farmers Schemes.

Mr. Scott-Hopkins

Up to 30th June, 1964, 434 farm business plans had been approved under the Small Farmer Scheme, and £240,556 had been paid in grant. I regret that, without undue expenditure of time and labour, figures for the Farm Improvement Scheme can be given only for the Ministry's local Division, which covers both Wiltshire and Gloucestershire; up to 30th June, 1964, 7,523 applications had been approved in the two counties at a total estimated cost of £7,868,603, and £2,099,257 had so far been paid in grant.