§ Mr. MUNRO - FERGUSON
asked whether Scottish agricultural authorities could now apply through the Board of Agriculture for grants under the Development Act?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of AGRICULTURE (Sir E. Strachey)
All applications for grants from the Development Fund must be made to the Treasury in accordance with Regulations, a copy of which I shall be happy to supply to my right hon. Friend. If the application is made by a body of persons other than a Government Department it is sent by the Treasury to the Government Department concerned. The decision as to the Department concerned in any particular case rests with the Treasury.
§ Mr. MUNRO-FERGUSON
May Scottish agriculturalists assume that the Board of Agriculture accepts responsibility for its statutory obligations in regard to agriculture in Scotland?
§ Sir E. STRACHEY
My right hon. Friend may be sure that the Board of Agriculture will carry out all its statutory obligations.
MARQUESS of TULLIBARDINE
Does the hon. Baronet mean by his answer that agricultural bodies may now apply to the Agricultural Department?