HC Deb 15 July 1914 vol 64 c1922
82. Colonel BURN

asked the Secretary for Scotland if his attention has been called to the damage done by the heather beetle on hundreds of thousands of acres of moorland in Scotland; and will he consider, as the best means of ridding the country of these pests, the advisability of passing legislation to authorise heather being burnt between the months of May and August?


I am in communication with the Board of Agriculture for Scotland on the subject, but their has not been time to get their reply. Perhaps the hon. Gentleman would put the question again.

Colonel BURN

If the information is satisfactory, will the right hon. Gentleman assist legislation to remedy the matter?


I would rather not commit myself to any opinion as to whether or not that would be an effective remedy.

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