§ Sir R. HAMILTON
asked the Secretary for Scotland whether the Government grants which have been discontinued to the Agricultural Organisation Society in England will be discontinued to the Scottish Agricultural Organisation Society?
§ Major ELLIOT
The grant in aid of the work of the Scottish Agricultural Organisation Society is being continued for the current financial year. As the hon. Member is aware, the question of this grant is subject to annual review in connection with the presentation to Parliament of the Estimates of the Board of Agriculture for Scotland. The main question that has been raised with254W
respect to grants in future years is that the Government have intimated to the Society that a larger independent income ought to be secured by the Society from private sources.