HC Deb 20 July 1970 vol 804 c47W
Mr. Hicks

asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity what has been the cost to date to public funds of the Agricultural Training Board.

Mr. Dudley Smith

The cost to date is £680,000. All newly established training boards receive a grant from public funds towards their costs of administration in the first year of their existence. The Board received a payment of £290,000 for this purpose. In addition a special payment of £390,000 was made to help the Board and the industry at the time of the severe outbreak of foot and mouth disease in 1967–68.

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