HC Deb 16 December 1908 vol 198 c1876
MR. AINSWORTH (Argyllshire)

I beg to ask the Prime Minister whether, when introducing legislation to give the Board of Agriculture a paid Under-Secretary with a seat in Parliament, he will, at the same time, consider the advisability of creating an Agricultural Department for Scotland with separate Parliamentary representation.


At the same time may I beg to ask the Prime Minister whether he will consider the advisability of appointing an Under-Secretary for Scotland who, in addition to administrative duties, would be responsible for Scottish business in the other House from that in which the Secretary for Scotland is a Member.


All these suggestions will receive consideration, but I can say nothing as to how they will ultimately be decided.