HC Deb 18 December 1973 vol 866 c286W
Mr. Buchan

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT a list of all grants and subsidies which will be reduced or abolished after 1st January 1974 as a result of EEC membership, showing the amounts involved in the most convenient form.

Mr. Godber

The following changes in the Farm Capital Grants Scheme will take effect from 1st January 1974Abolition of grants for egg and poultry enterprises. Restrictions on grant aid for pig enterprises. A reduction in the general rate of grant for field drainage from 60 per cent. to a rate of not more than 55 per cent. and not less than 25 per cent. Any estimate of reductions would be necessarily very tentative at this stage. The full amount will not be reached until the financial year 1975–76 at the earliest when the total might amount to between £3 million and £4 million.