§ Mr. Nicholson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how much money has been paid to the Scottish Agricultural Organisation Society Ltd. in each of the last five years.
§ Mr. John MacKay
Payments made by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland to the Scottish Agricultural Organisation Society Ltd. for the promotion and development of agricultural and horticultural co-operation are shown in the table. The remainder of the society's income, representing a little under half of the total, is derived from members subscriptions, fees and accumulated interest.
Financial Year £ 1980–81 84,000 1981–82 96,000 1982–83 115,000 1983–84 105,000 1984–85 123,000