§ 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 193 been the same increase in Orkney and Shetland, but I hope that the position will improve there.