§ 87. Mr. Grimond
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will consult the Crofters Commission on ways of helping small farmers and crofters.
§ Mr. Maclay
I am always ready to consult the Crofters Commission on matters affecting crofters, but schemes of assistance designed to meet crofters' special needs have been in operation for only a comparatively short period—since July, 1956. Assistance for the small full-time farmer, which is referred to in this year's Annual Review White Paper, is a different and more widespread question which does not come within the Commission's statutory remit.