§ 57. Sir Waldron Smithers
asked the Minister of Agriculture what is the total number of hill sheep in Great Britain which are eligible for the hill sheep subsidy; and will be give the figures by districts.
The total number of sheep in Great Britain in 1942 in respect of which subsidy was paid, was approximately 4,127,000. The numbers in the principal hill sheep farming districts were:—
Similar figures for 1943 are not yet complete.
Scotland 2,240,000 Wales and Welsh Border Counties 985,000 England: Northern Counties 860,000 South-Western Counties 41,000
§ Sir W. Smithers
In view of the importance of these hill sheep, as a foundation for other flocks, will the Minister give an undertaking that no recommendations as to alterations of breed will be carried out without notice?