HC Deb 13 May 1924 vol 173 c1137

asked the Secretary for Scotland whether the Board of Agriculture for Scotland provided for distribution in the Island of Barra the class of potatoes ordered by the local committees; and whether he is aware that much dissatisfaction has been felt and expressed at the poor quality and unsuitability of the seed potatoes provided?


Owing to shortage of supplies, it was found impossible to distribute in every case the particular varieties desired by the local committees. Three consignments of 400, 80 and 719 cwts. respectively were despatched to Barra. I am not aware that much dissatisfaction has been felt and expressed. As matter of fact, only one complaint was received by the Board of Agriculture from Barra, and that complaint was only in respect of the quality of the first consignment.