HC Deb 23 March 1937 vol 321 c2730
25. Sir Malcolm Barclay-Harvey

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what percentage of cattle which have qualified for subsidy in Scotland were home-bred?

Mr. Elliot

Precise figures are not available. In particular, I have no information as to the number of imported store cattle which are landed in England and Wales and subsequently certified for fat cattle subsidy in Scotland or vice versa. It is estimated, however, that in the years 1935 and 1936 about 68 per cent. of the animals certified for subsidy in Scotland were bred in the United Kingdom.