§ 33. Mr. MATHERS
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he can now make a statement as to the action the Government intend to take to give effect to the findings of the committee on farm workers in Scotland?
43. Mr. KIR KWOOD
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is aware that the average weekly wage, including cash and allowances, comparing 1930–31 with 1934–35, dropped from 36s. 6d. to Ms. ld. for ploughmen, for cattlemen from 38s. 3d. to 35s. 9d., and for shepherds from 38s. 7d. to 36s. ld.; and whether, seeing that wages of this character will not keep workers on the land, he will say what he is prepared to do to improve the wages of agricultural workers in Scotland?
§ Mr. ELLIOT
I hope to be in a position to snake a statement on this subject when the House reassembles after Christmas.
§ Mr. KIRKWOOD
The right hon. Gentleman says that he has answered my question. That is not an answer at all, and he will not get away with it in that way.