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Hill Cattle Subsidy

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 4th April 1950.

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Photo of Mr William Snadden Mr William Snadden , Kinross and West Perthshire 12:00 am, 4th April 1950

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many applications for payment of the hill cattle subsidy in respect of the year 1949 were refused.

Photo of Mr Thomas Fraser Mr Thomas Fraser , Hamilton

To date, 306 applications have been refused and 12,667 have been approved.

Photo of Mr William Snadden Mr William Snadden , Kinross and West Perthshire

In view of the large percentage of refusals, has not the time arrived when this scheme should be reviewed, with a view to making it more flexible?

Photo of Mr Thomas Fraser Mr Thomas Fraser , Hamilton

I should think from the figures I have just given that the percentage of refusals is not at all large and is diminishing.

Photo of Mr William Snadden Mr William Snadden , Kinross and West Perthshire

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what were the numbers of cattle in respect of which hill cattle subsidy was paid for each year since the inception of the scheme.

Photo of Mr Thomas Fraser Mr Thomas Fraser , Hamilton

Since 1947, when the statutory Hill Cattle (Scotland) Scheme came into operation, subsidy has been paid as follows: in 1947 on 91,668 cattle, in 1948, on 96,063 cattle; in 1949 (to date), on 102,679 cattle.