§ 14. Mr. WATT
asked the Secretary for Scotland whether he is aware that the Development Commissioners have agreed to grant to the Board of Agriculture sums of £5,000 and £8,800 for providing stud animals for the encouragement of milk-recording and improvement of heavy horses, respectively; whether application has been made for corresponding sums for Scotland; and, if so, whether the application has met with any response?1020W
Mr. McKINNON WOOD
It is understood that certain Grants have been made from the Development Fund to the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries for the encouragement of milk-recording and of heavy horse breeding. Application was made by the Board of Agriculture for Scotland for Grants for similar purposes in Scotland, and the Development Commissioners have agreed to recommend an immediate advance of £2,000 for the encouragement of milk-recording on receipt of detailed estimates for the expenditure of this amount. The Commissioners have also intimated that they will be prepared to consider favourably in respect of next season an expenditure not exceeding £4,000 for heavy horse breeding.