HC Deb 13 February 1924 vol 169 cc844-5W

asked the Secretary for Scotland if he is aware of the distress and suffering in the western districts and islands of Argyll resulting from the failure of crops; if he is aware of the great urgency of getting relief work started immediately, particularly road and harbour improvements; and can he now state that arrangements will be made at once to secure the supply of potato and corn seed, so that crops may be able to be sown this year?

1924. Mr. ADAMSON

I am aware that there is some distress to be met in certain parts of the area mentioned owing to the cause referred to by the hon. Member. The whole situation in the Highlands and islands is receiving my close attention. Under the existing schemes for assisting in the provision of employment, the Board of Agriculture may make grants for

The following written answers (supplied by the late Minister of Pensions) were inadvertently omitted from the OFFICIAL REPORT of 22nd January,