§ 50. Mr. Wootton-Davies
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether the hill- grazing subsidy for cattle and sheep, which is now limited to Scotland, is working satisfactorily; and whether he will consider extending it to Wales?
§ The Minister of Agriculture (Mr. R. S. Hudson)
The scheme for subsidising cattle on hill-grazings in Scotland with a view to encouraging the improvement of hill pastures was only recently introduced, and I am advised by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland that it is too early to report on its progress. I am considering whether a similar scheme is needed in England and Wales.