HC Deb 02 March 1966 vol 725 cc289-90W
58. Mr. Baker

asked the Secretary of State how many applications for grant under the Farm Improvement Scheme he has received since 17th November last.

Mr. Ross

About eleven hundred.

Sir J. Gilmour

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many applications have been received by his Department for farm improvement grant since the withdrawal of the old scheme; and how many of the applicants have accepted the provisional authority as outlined in his Department's circular letter, reference DE 28821/2, which is being sent to applicants for farm improvement grants.

Mr. Ross

About 1,100 applications have been received and 273 provisional authorities issued, of which 158 have so far been accepted by the applicants.

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