HC Deb 31 March 1958 vol 585 c97W
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.

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