THE EARL OF HOME
My Lords, this Scheme really follows exactly the form of the English Scheme. Perhaps it may be of interest to any of your Lordships who come from Scotland to know that in Scotland the same tendency as in England and Wales is recognisable since the first Scheme was applied—namely, that while there was a considerable decline in acreage (I think the figure showed a decrease of 38,000 acres in 1951), the downward trend has been reversed and we have regained 12,000 acres. Again, it would seem that these Schemes are having the desired effect. I beg to move.
§ Moved, That the Agriculture (Ploughing Grants) (Scotland) (No. 2) Scheme, 1952, reported from the Special Orders Committee on Wednesday last, be approved.—(The Earl of Home.)