HC Deb 01 July 1930 vol 240 cc1759-60

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland under what arrangements it is possible for Scottish agricultural students to visit Denmark; whether the student would have to defray any part of his expenses; how long the visit would last; what qualifications anyone intending to take advantage of the scheme is required to possess; what measures have been adopted to bring the scheme to the attention of those who might be prepared to take advantage of it; and whether, in fact, any students have yet applied to go to Denmark?

The SECRETARY of STATE for SCOTLAND (Mr. William Adamson)

In 1925 arrangements were made with the Agricultural Commissioner to the Danish Government for the exchange of British and Danish agriculturists. Under this scheme young agriculturists from this country can be placed on selected farms in Denmark for periods varying from three to 12 months for the purpose of studying at first hand the methods and practices of Danish farming. The students are required to pay their own travelling expenses and find their own outfit and equipment, but will receive board and lodging on the farms in return for their services. No specific qualifications are prescribed for students taking advantage of the scheme. Particulars of the scheme were circulated to the agricultural colleges and the agricultural societies, and have appeared in the Press. Up to the present no Scottish student has applied to go to Denmark under the scheme.