§ Mr. Godman Irvine
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many farms in East Sussex have been improved under the Farm Improvement Scheme or the Small Farmer Scheme.
§ Mr. Scott-Hopkins
At 24th June, 1964, 944 farms in East Sussex had benefited from grants under the Farm Improvement Scheme, many of them more than once. In addition improvements to a further 84 farms had been approved but grant on these improvements had not yet been paid. The total amount of grant paid on schemes in East Sussex up to 31st May, 1964, was £532,686.
Up to the end of May, there were 459 approved farm business plans on which payments had been made under the Small Farmer Scheme.