§ Mr. Russell Johnston
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will now revise the "costs" schedule for paying agricultural grants to ensure that the schedule of payment covers the cost of materials.
§ Mr. William Ross
The rates in the standard costs leaflet published by the Agriculture Departments already take account of the cost of materials. These rates are kept under continual review and are revised periodically in the light of changes in the costs of labour and materials. They were revised last year in April and December.