§ Mr. McQuarrie
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will seek to ensure that the future of the BSc (AGR) at the University of Aberdeen is not affected by the proposed cuts in research and development and advisory services; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. John Mackay
[pursuant to his reply, 5 July 1985]: The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland has issued a consultation document on the future of agricultural research and development in Scotland. A similar document on the future of the advisory services will be issued at a later date. Before decisions are taken, proper consideration will be given to any responses that are received on the effect of these proposals on agricultural education in Scotland.