HC Deb 13 February 1951 vol 484 cc192-3
38. Mr. Grimond

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will take steps to encourage the making of silage in Northern Scotland.

Mr. T. Fraser

I can assure the hon. Member that very active steps to encourage silage making are being taken both in Northern Scotland and elsewhere.

Mr. Grimond

In view of the importance of this matter, could the Under-Secretary of State give us more information about what the steps are?

Mr. Fraser

Certainly. The North of Scotland College, for example, have arranged lectures and demonstrations, and there are exhibition films and feeding trials. I believe that the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society have arranged a special exhibit for June next. There has been a great increase in silage making in Scotland in recent years. There has not been the same increase in Orkney and Shetland, but I hope that the position will improve there.