§ Mr. Gwynoro Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what was the total assistance given to Carmarthenshire farmers in 1973–74 under the various farming grants and subsidies.
§ Mr. John Morris
The total paid to Carmarthenshire farmers under agricultural grants and subsidies schemes in 1973–74 is estimated at £2¼ million. Exact figures are not available because the statistics for some schemes cover the counties of Carmarthenshire, Cardiganshire and Pembrokeshire served by the Carmarthen Divisional Office of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. The total does not include payments in implementation of the price guarantees on cereals, fatstock, eggs and wool as it is not possible to identify the Carmarthenshire share of this.