HC Deb 06 February 1973 vol 850 cc71-2W
Mrs. Doris Fisher

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the amount and number of Government grants that have been paid during the four quarters of 1972 for new intensive poultry units.

Mr. Anthony Stodart

I regret that the only information available concerns grants for permanent poultry buildings. This does not distinguish between farms according to their methods of production. Grant paid under the farm capital grant scheme and as agricultural investment grants in respect of the provision, replacement, improvement, alteration or reconditioning of permanent poultry buildings on all types of holding—that is including those where poultry rearing is not the main enterprise—in 1972 was £1,649,000 in England and Wales. Quarterly payments were.

1972 £'000
January—March 452
April—June 434
July—September 428
October—December 335