HC Deb 25 June 1936 vol 313 cc1979-80W

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland why the Board of Agriculture discriminate between machines used for cutting and exterminating bracken by giving grants to the owners of one machine, and that much the most costly, and refusing any grant to the owners of other machines equally well adapted for the purpose?


No discrimination has been made, as suggested. Grants are given in aid of the purchase of any machine approved after passing tests applied by a small committee of experts appointed some time ago for this purpose. As explained in the printed scheme distributed in April last and of which I am sending a copy to my hon. and learned Friend, two makes of machine, one motor driven, the other horse drawn, which passed this test have been approved.