HC Deb 23 June 1920 vol 130 c2212W

asked the Secretary for Scotland whether, in view of the powers proposed to be conferred upon District Agricultural Committees in Scotland by the Agriculture Bill, it is now intended to reconstitute such committees upon a permanent and representative basis; and whether he will shortly introduce a Bill for this purpose?


The present intention is that the committees recently set up by the Board of Agriculture for Scotland should continue to exist, as at present constituted, until after the next county council elections in November, 1922. While I had previously intended to introduce legislation of the nature referred to in my hon. Friend's question, I am now disposed to await the result of the experience to be gained by these bodies before taking steps to reconstitute them on another basis. This is the course approved by the Advisory Committee of the Scottish Agricultural Council.