§ Mr. Buchanan-Smith
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is currently being spent from public funds in Scotland on research into the disposal of farm wastes; how many projects are being carried out; and where these are taking place.
§ Mr. Ross
Various investigations into the disposal of farm wastes are carried out in Scotland by the agricultural colleges at college farms and elsewhere, but it is not practicable to isolate their cost from the other work of the colleges. A special investigation is being carried out at Tealing, Angus, in conjunction with a commercial farm at no additional cost to public funds. An experimental project will be undertaken at Auchincruive next year; in its first year the equipment used is estimated to cost £2.700.