§ 3. Mr. Boothby
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will consider the issue of a limited quantity of feeding-stuffs for poultry in cases where the owners are aged or infirm and it can be proved that this is their main source of livelihood?
I have asked agricultural executive committees to report upon any cases of exceptional hardship of the kind to which my hon. Friend refers.
§ Mr. Boothby
Can the right hon. Gentleman hold out any hope that when 643 he receives these reports some action may be taken in the cases of exceptional hardship?
I do not think that I ought to be pressed on that until I see the extent to which these cases arise. As the hon. Member is aware, a general relaxation of the provision is not possible. A relaxation is already being made for blind persons.