asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what difficulties are being placed in the way of the Government formulating an agricultural credits scheme for Scotland; by whom are those difficulties being raised; and what action is being taken to remove the difficulties?
Mr. W. ADAMSON
As I explained in answer to a question by the hon. Member for Orkney and Shetland (Sir R. Hamilton) on 28th January, the difficulties which have arisen are due to failure to obtain a sufficient measure of support from the Scottish banks in raising the capital necessary for the formation of a256W company under the Scottish Act. It is not easy to find a way out of these difficulties, but the question is being actively explored.