HC Deb 13 April 1937 vol 322 c762
5. Mr. Boothby

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what further steps His Majesty's Government propose to take to increase the supply of home-grown food in Scotland; and whether the oats question is still under consideration?

Mr. Elliot

I have nothing at present to add to the reply to a similar question by my hon. Friend given on 23rd February by my hon. Friend the Minister of Pensions.

Mr. Boothby

Does not my right hon. Friend think that a favourable opportunity may exist at the present time to devise some scheme to ensure against a fall in the price of oats below the cost of production in future, and will he look into the question from this aspect?

Mr. Elliot

Yes, Sir.