HC Deb 26 March 1975 vol 889 c182W
Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what plans he has for upgrading marginal land in Wales so as to bring it into agricultural production; and what are the target acreages of such reclamation for the next five years.

Mr. John Morris

The improvement of land for agricultural purposes is a matter for decision by the owners and occupiers concerned in the light of economic and other considerations. No target is set by the Government, but grants are avail-able under the Farm Capital Grant Scheme 1970 to help farmers in hill areas to carry out such work.