HC Deb 07 November 1962 vol 666 cc65-6W
45. Mr. Malcolm MacMillan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether, in view of the success of the Isle of Lewis and other moorland regeneration schemes, he will take steps to encourage and assist, financially and otherwise, larger-scale regeneration projects in the Western Isles and North-West Highlands, on a fully mechanised basis and employing teams of workers full-time, under departmental or other suitable auspices.

Mr. Noble

The success of the Lewis schemes points I think to the usefulness of existing measures of assistance so far as crofter grazings are concerned.

As regards farms generally, the Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill contains provision for a new scheme of grants to encourage grassland renovation.