HC Deb 02 May 1968 vol 763 c242W
Mr. Buchanan-Smith

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will introduce legislation to amend the Milk and Dairies (Scotland) Act, 1914, to ensure that progress in the design of buildings for dairy cows is not inhibited, that full advantage is taken of modern low-cost buildings, such as cow kennels, and to ensure that local authorities apply the rules in a fair and uniform manner.

Mr. Ross

It is for local authorities to consider how far any proposals for low-cost cow housing fall within the scope of their dairy byelaws and if so whether they may be approved. I intend to write to local authorities indicating my willingness to consider any amendments of dairy byelaws which may be desirable to make way for the installation of suitable types of buildings of this kind. I am considering the need for a general revision of milk and dairies legislation.