Mr. Geraint Morgan
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he can now give an assurance that all existing lime and drainage subsidies will be continued at their present or a higher level till at least 1st January 1975.
§ Mr. Anthony Stodart
As regards field drainage, as I stated in my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Oswestry (Mr. Biffen) on 17th October, my right hon. Friend intends in due course to make a statement on the Farm Capital Grant Scheme. As to the lime subsidy, I cannot anticipate the determinations which will be made after the next annual review.—[Vol. 861, c. 202–3.]