§ 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?