HC Deb 23 March 1948 vol 448 cc321-2W
Sir B. Neven-Spence

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what decision has been reached in the case of Mr. John Nicolson Scott who has appealed against the refusal of subsidy under the Hill Cattle (Scotland) Scheme.

Mr. Woodburn

Intimation was sent to Mr. John Scott, Roeberry Farm, South Ronaldshay on 27th February, 1948, that cattle grazed on his holding were not regarded as eligible for subsidy. In accordance with the usual procedure, Mr. Scott was given the opportunity of submitting representations and did so on 6th March. Arrangements were accordingly made for one of the Department's inspectors to visit the island at the first convenient opportunity. The final decision will be conveyed to Mr. Scott as soon as the inspector's report has been considered.