§ Mr. N. Macpherson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the areas under cereal crop and potato crop, respectively, in 1945 in Dumfriesshire; and what was the nature and purchase value of the agricultural equipment held by the A.E.G. for the use of farmers in this county.
§ Mr. Westwood
The areas of the cereal and potato crops grown in Dumfriesshire in 1945 were 51,143 acres and 6,211 acres respectively. The agricultural equipment held by the tractor service for use, in supplement of farmers' own machinery, in the committee's area in 1945 comprised 42 tractors, 44 ploughs, 103 cultivators, harrows, seed drills and other cultivating implements, 3 mowers, 33 binders, 10 potato diggers, 1 drainage machine, 1 threshing mill, 2 balers, 1 power potato sorter and 36 trailers. The purchase value of this equipment was approximately £24,000.