§ 32. Sir IAN MACPHERSON
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware of the continuing detriment caused to agriculture in Scotland by the prevalence of bracken, which is threatening to over-run large areas of cultivable land; and what steps he proposes to take to assist in overcoming this menace?
§ Mr. SKELTON
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. As regards the second part of the question, provision of assistance from public funds has recently been made for an investigation into the possibility of improving existing methods of eradication either by cutting by machinery or by spraying with herbicides from the air.