HC Deb 22 March 1955 vol 538 cc1859-60
38. Mr. Grimond

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give further details of the scheme by which, up to £25,000, is to be made available as special assistance to schemes of land improvement in the Scottish Islands.

Mr. Henderson Stewart

Details of this scheme are now being worked out, following the Price Review, and my right hon. Friend hopes to publish them very shortly.

Mr. Grimond

Is the Minister aware that these figures will be a mere drop in the ocean? Will he explain how it will be possible to help producers, for whom we understand the scheme was particularly designed?

Mr. Stewart

The scheme was extended to the Islands to give support, particularly in relation to fertilisers and land reclamation. I hope it will do that.