Mr. J. E. B. Hill
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what will be the estimated number of staff employed and the estimated cost of administering the new system of agricultural investment incentives announced on 21st February.
§ Mr. John Mackie
The details of the new scheme are still being worked out and it is too soon to be able to give exact estimates of staffing costs. But I think that some 150 staff, the majority of whom would be clerical, will be involved and that annual administrative costs will fall short of £250,000.