§ 17. Mr. H. STEWART
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland why no sheep farmer has been appointed to the advisory committee on agriculture; and whether, in view of the importance of sheep farming in Scotland, he will consider appointing one or more representatives of this branch of agriculture at the earliest moment?
§ Sir G. COLLINS
Although no person was appointed to the Scottish Advisory Council on Agriculture as representing any particular interest, and while it will, of course, be possible for other experts to be invited to join the members at any meeting for consultation on particular subjects, the question of the representation of the pastoral sheep farming industry has been considered by the council and I have decided to add to the council by the appointment of a member with practical experience in pastoral farming.