HC Deb 19 November 1996 vol 285 c491W
Mr. Martyn Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what assistance his Department gives to encourage smallholdings. [3451]

Mr. Raymond S. Robertson

A comprehensive range of measures to support the agriculture industry in Scotland is available for all sizes of farms, including smallholdings and crofts. Details of grant schemes, sources of advice and other assistance are provided in "Scottish Agriculture: A Guide to Grants and Services", which can be obtained from local offices of the Scottish Office Agriculture, Environment and Fisheries Department. I am arranging for copies to be placed in the Library of the House.

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