§ Mr. Jopling
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many applications his Department had received up to 30th June since his announcement of the revised Farm and Horticulture Development Scheme; and how many of the applicants signified that they wished to take advantage of the free guarantee offered to them.
§ Mr. Strang,
pursuant to his reply Official Report, 15th July 1976; Vol. 915, c. 242, gave the following information:
Applications for England and Wales in June and July were 903 and 704 respectively. These figures, compared with the total for April and May 1976 of 824, show that the number of applications has about doubled since the announcement.
Up to the end of July, the Agricultural Credit Corporation advises us that they received 17 applications for free bank loan guarantees.