HC Deb 26 July 1965 vol 717 cc28-9W
Mr. Buchanan-Smith

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how much lime has been aplied under the Agricultural Lime Scheme 1964 to the most recent date for which information is available; how much of this lime is produced in Scotland, England and Ireland; and how much subsidy has been paid in respect of each of these sources.

Mr. Ross

The information is, I regret, not readily available precisely in the form requested by the hon. Member. In the period from 1st August, 1964, when the 1964 Scheme came into operation, to 30th June, 1965, subsidy has been paid on 4,306,000 tons of lime. The following table shows where this tonnage was produced, the tonnage delivered in each part of the United Kingdom and the subsidy paid on those deliveries.

Production Deliveries
Tons Tons Subsidy Paid
England and Wales 3,712,000 3,382,000 4,778,000
Scotland 279,800 613,000 1,344,000
Northern Ireland 315,000 311,000 446,000