HC Deb 27 January 1931 vol 247 cc790-1
42. Major COLVILLE

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when he will be in a position to say what the Government proposes to do to assist the agricultural industry in Scotland?


I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the terms of the following Bills for the development of the agricultural industry which have recently been introduced into Parliament, namely, the Small Landholders and Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Bill, the Improvement of Live Stock (Licensing of Bulls) Bill, the Agricultural Land (Utilisation) Bill and the Agricultural Marketing Bill. In addition the normal services carried on in the interests of agriculture will continue to he administered.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that important agricultural organisations in Scotland have re presented that all these Measures are totally inadequate, as they leave out the question of foreign importations?


Does the right hon. Gentleman propose to take any action on the definite recommendations made by the National Farmers' Union of Scotland, urging the Government to put into operation the policy of import boards for cereals and other produce?