HC Deb 05 August 1975 vol 897 cc152-3W
Mr. Donald Stewart

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the number of experimental farms run by his Department; and what is the total acreage involved.

Mr. William Ross

The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland undertakes a small amount of experimental work on one farm used mainly for trial and certification work deriving from statutory responsibilities. A number of organisations financed by the Department operate farms for research and development purposes.