HC Deb 18 July 1972 vol 841 cc69-70W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he is now able to give the costs of grubbing-up orchards.

Mr. Anthony Stodart

Estimated total cost of orchard grubbing operations eligable for grant, up to 31st March, 1972, is as follows:

£ Total cost
Horticulture Improvement Scheme (1960 and subsequent Schemes) 561,000
Orchard grubbing scheme under Section 3 of the Agriculture and Horticulture Act, 1964 (up to 31st December, 1970) 607,000
Farm Capital Grant Scheme 1970 (from 1st January, 1971) 91,000
Special grubbing grant paid under the Farm Capital Grant (Variation) Scheme, 1971 (from 1st September, 1971) 249,000
Total 1,508,000