HC Deb 29 November 1938 vol 342 c218
11. Mr. Westwood

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether his attention has been called to the fact that further samples of lime have, on analysis by the inspector of weights and measures for the county of Angus, been found to be deficient in calcium oxide by 35.40 per cent., 41.16 per cent., 87.093 per cent., 46.02 per cent., and 53.51 per cent., respectively, from the manufacturers' guarantee; is he now satisfied that a serious state of fraud exists in the supply of this commodity which cannot be adequately dealt with under the Fertilisers and Feeding Stuffs Act, 1926; and what action does he propose to protect the farmers of Scotland from this exploitation?

Mr. Colville

The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. As regards the remaining parts of the question, I am considering the position in consultation with the Land Fertility Committee, and I sall communicate with the hon. Member.