Small Farmer Scheme

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 13th July 1964.

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Photo of Mr John Mackie Mr John Mackie , Enfield East 12:00 am, 13th July 1964

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food on how many farms he has approved a second small farmer scheme.

Photo of Mr James Scott-Hopkins Mr James Scott-Hopkins , North Cornwall

I regret that this information could not be obtained without very considerable expenditure in time and labour, but the number must be quite small.

Photo of Mr John Mackie Mr John Mackie , Enfield East

Would not the Parliamentary Secretary agree that it is out-with the spirit of the scheme that a farm should receive a small farmer grant twice?

Photo of Mr James Scott-Hopkins Mr James Scott-Hopkins , North Cornwall

The only time when a second grant under the Small Farmer Scheme can be given on the same land is when it has changed occupation and a new owner is on the farm.