§ Mr. Wolrige-Gordon
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what schemes 197W to improve the marketing of farm produce have been put into operation following the grant of £1½ million introduced in 1962 for that purpose; and how many of these schemes related to Aberdeenshire.
§ Mr. Noble
Since the inception of the Market Development Scheme, 117 proposals involving grant of approximately £525,000 have been approved in respect of projects throughout the United Kingdom. The proposals cover a wide variety of projects for the promotion of efficient marketing. Three of the approved proposals relate to Aberdeenshire, the amount of grant involved being approximately £9,800. Two of these projects198W are concerned with the marketing of cattle and the other with the marketing of potatoes.