§ 26. Major Sir ARCHIBALD SINCLAIR
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is aware that the area served by the North of Scotland College of Agriculture is, owing to the financial difficulties of that institution, threatened with a severe restriction of the facilities for agricultural education which have hitherto been enjoyed; and whether he is yet in a position to inform the House what arrangements he proposes to make for placing the finances of the agricultural colleges upon a satisfactory basis.
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for SCOTLAND (Major Elliot)
My right hon. Friend has approved arrangements which will avoid the possibility of any serious restriction of the activities of the College during the next three years, and he trusts that if the Local Government (Scotland) Bill is carried into law such reorganisation of the administration of the Scottish Agricultural Colleges may be effected as will ensure in the future a more stable income from local sources.