HC Deb 30 June 1920 vol 131 cc475-6W

asked the Secretary for Scotland how, and on what authority, the Agricultural Committees recently set up by the Board of Agriculture for Scotland are constituted; and what is the extent of the area for which generally the Agricultural Committee is appointed?


The agricultural executive committees which were set up under my authority are appointed by electoral bodies, each consisting of 24 members, of whom one half are nominated by the county council and the remainder equally by the three chief agricultural associations in Scotland. Provision is made for the representation of the various classes of agriculturists, and in addition to the members appointed by the electoral body two representatives of farm servants are nominated for each committee by me, in consultation with the Scottish Farm Servants' Union. As regards the latter part of the question, there is one committee for each county, except that in each of three counties it has been necessary for convenience of administration to form two committees.