HC Deb 27 February 1951 vol 484 cc1885-6
11. Mr. Grimond

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is now in a position to allow a greater distribution of poultry feedingstuffs and, in particular, to relax the restrictions on the supply of feedingstuffs for those wishing to set up poultry farms.

Mr. T. Fraser

No, Sir. Until the feedingstuffs supply position is more assured. I am afraid that no improvement in ration issues is possible; nor can any modification be made of the terms under which newcomers to the industry may receive rations.

Mr. Grimond

Does not the Minister think, now that the currency position is better, that we could make a bigger distribution?

Mr. Fraser

I am afraid that is a matter which goes beyond this Question.

Mr. Niall Macpherson

Is it not more desirable to send feedingstuffs to Orkney and Shetland than to Gambia?