§ 66. Sir A. Hurd
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the number of farm improvement pro jects approved for grant; what is the total value of the work to be under taken; and what revised estimate he has made of the cost to Government funds in the first two years of the scheme.
§ Mr. Hare
By 31st May some 36,970 applications had been approved for grant in England and Wales at a total estimated cost of £25,811,000. The cost to the Exchequer was approximately £2,983,000 for the period up to 31st March this year, and the estimate for the financial year 1959–60 is £4.9 million.