§ 60. Mr. Buchanan-Smith
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware of the importance of the seed potato trade in the east of Scotland; and what consultations he has had to facilitate this trade with England.
§ Mr. Ross
I am aware of the importance of this trade and have received representations about a shortage of railway wagons for the transport of seed potatoes. I understand from the Railways Boards that it cannot at present meet the requirements for vans for all purposes. An improvement is expected immediately after Christmas.
§ 65. Mr. Bruce-Gardyne
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the value of the seed potato trade to the agricultural industry in Angus.