HC Deb 18 July 1969 vol 787 cc208-9W
Mr. Buchanan-Smith

asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity how many farmers have paid the Agricultural Training Board levy this year; how many have still to pay; how many have not yet paid the levy for last year; and if she will distinguish the figures for Scotland and for England and Wales.

Mr. Harold Walker

I understand from the Board that about 21,000 employers have so far paid levy for this year, leaving some 70,000 still to pay. About 12,000 have yet to pay levy for last year. Separate figures for England and Wales and Scotland are not readily available for this year; for last year only some 7 per cent. of payments were outstanding in Scotland compared with about 14 per cent. in England and Wales.