§ Mr. Home Robertson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when he proposes to publish a paper on the future structure for agricultural research and development work.
§ Mr. John MacKay
It is desirable that publication of the paper setting out the future strategy and structure for agricultural research and development work in Scotland should follow submission by the priorities board for research and development in agriculture and food to agriculture Ministers and the chairman of the Agriculture and Food Research Council of its recommendations on priorities and budget allocations for the United Kingdom. It is hoped the Department's paper can be published around the beginning of December.