§ Mr. Wolrige-Gordon
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many herds of cattle in Scotland received the breeding cow subsidy in the most recent year for which figures are available; and how many of those herds were of pedigree cattle registered in a herd book.
§ Mr. Ross
Subsidy was paid to 13,410 applicants in respect of 243,751 breeding cows kept in accordance with the conditions of the Hill Cattle (Scotland) Scheme, 1964, during the year ended 30th September, 1964.
I have no information on the number of herds or on how many of the cows were pedigreed.