HC Deb 27 March 1919 vol 114 c600
80. Lieutenant-Colonel ARTHUR MURRAY

asked the Secretary for Scotland whether his attention has been drawn to the schemes that are being promoted by the President of the Board of Agriculture in certain districts of England for laying down light railways and establishing motor-lorry services for the purpose of rapidly marketing agricultural produce, and whether any such schemes are in contemplation for Scotland?


I am aware that some schemes such as are referred to in the question are under consideration in England. A Report by a Committee which I appointed last year to inquire into the matter for Scotland is now, I am informed, in the hands of the printer, and will shortly be issued. The Committee's recommendations will receive my immediate consideration in consultation with the Scottish Board of Agriculture.