HC Deb 28 June 1933 vol 279 cc1477-8
19. Lieut.-Colonel MOORE

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what report he has received as to the demonstration carried out at Sorn, Ayrshire, on 24th May regarding the efficacy of certain draining machines, drag-line buckets, and turf-cutting machines; and whether he is satisfied that these machines have proved thoroughly satisfactory for their purposes at this test?

The SECRETARY of STATE for SCOTLAND (Sir Godfrey Collins)

I have read with interest a Press report of the demonstration to which my hon. and gallant Friend refers, but no detailed report has been received. I am glad to see that the tests confirm the favourable impression created by previous experi- ments with such machines in Lewis, as recorded in articles in the Scottish Journal of Agriculture for April, 1932, and April of this year.

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