Following is the information:Up to 26th November, 1,280 applications for grant under the Farm Improvement Scheme had been received in Devon. Of these, 34 had been finally approved and in 40 more cases a statement had been sent to the applicant of the improvements the Ministry was prepared to approve. One hundred and twenty more applications were ready for approval subject to the submission of satisfactory plans, specifications or tenders. In 214 additional cases the farms have been inspected and the applications are receiving further consideration. Finally, 17 applications have been rejected and five withdrawn.
Up to the end of October, nearly 15,000 applications had been made in England and Wales covering work estimated to cost almost £9 million. Nearly 60 per cent. of the cases had been inspected and 1,403 had been approved at an estimated cost of £1,149,000. 1,387 applications had been rejected or withdrawn. 2,700 proposals are ready for approval on production of satisfactory plans, specifications or tenders.