§ 9. Mr. CHARLES BATHURST
asked the President of the Board of Agriculture whether he is aware that Scottish buyers have been in the habit of attending Gloucester and other west country markets, and have been induced to do so by reading the Board's Market Reports, hitherto applicable to the whole country; and whether, in view of the inconvenience and interference with trade likely to result from the publication of separate Reports by the English and Scottish Boards, respectively, he will consider, in conjunction with the Secretary for Scotland, the desirability of continuing the existing practice?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. The Board are in communication with the Scottish Board of Agriculture, and it is hoped that the inconvenience to which the hon. Member refers will be minimised by an arrangement under which persons desiring copies of both sets of Returns will be able to obtain them without difficulty.