§ Mr. Molyneaux
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what schemes are at present provided for grant aid under Section 104(4) of the Agriculture Act 1970; how much was spent on these schemes in 1971–72; what grant was paid in respect of 1971–72; what grant is to be expected in relation to 1972–73; and what grant is estimated for 1973–74.
§ Mrs. Fenner
The total amount paid under Section 104(4) of the Agriculture Act 1970 for agricultural training in Northern Ireland in 1971–72, including provision for administrative costs, was £22,080 and in 1972–73 about £25,000. Provision has been made for expenditure of up to £50,000 in 1973–74. I understand that the current scheme covers the training of new entrants, practical training provided as part of sandwich courses, and short courses for existing workers.