HC Deb 19 December 1935 vol 307 cc1999-2000W

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is aware that Scottish farmers who are unable to grow wheat or beet are suffering on account of the fact that both these products are subsidised and oats are not; and what steps he proposes to take to assist the arable stock farmer in Scotland who must depend for his white crop on oats and barley?


I appreciate the difficulties of those arable farmers in Scotland who are unable to grow wheat and beet. Proposals have been made for providing assistance to oat growers but


The following statement gives the particulars desired by the hon. Member.

these present grave practical difficulties I am, however, considering most carefully whether any practicable scheme of assistance can be devised. As regards barley the question of the duty on imports from foreign countries is at present engaging the attention of the Import Duties Advisory Committee.