§ Mr. Grimond
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what assistance he proposes to give over the installation of plant for pasteurisation; and, in particular, whether he will give a 100 per cent. loan.
§ Mr. Millan
In the development areas and special development areas, the cost of pasteurising equipment may be eligible for regional development grant when installed in premises which qualify under Section 2 of the Industry Act 1972. Where the investment is associated with the creation of additional jobs, loans or grants can also be provided under Section 7 of the Act.
I am considering representations that assistance should be provided from agricultural funds for the installation of pasteurising equipment on farms.