HC Deb 02 April 1917 vol 92 c898
42. Mr. WATT

asked the Secretary for Scotland whether he is aware that an alteration was made during his predecessor's time in the manner of dealing with the work of the Scottish Board of Agriculture with the effect that all the work of that Board has to be sent, in a way not in vogue previously to that alteration, to the Scottish Office for his consideration and approval; if he is aware that this change is working detrimentally to the interests of the fanning community by the delays thus occurring; and will he see that the system is altered so that the Board are given some power of initiation and decision?


My hon. and learned Friend is under a misapprehension in supposing that the Board's powers have been at all affected by any recent action. Accordingly, the latter parts of his question do not arise.