Agriculture.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland. – in the House of Commons on 24th November 1931.

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Photo of Lord  Scone Lord Scone , Perth

79 and 80.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) whether, in view of the losses sustained by Scottish fruit growers 'as the result of the imports of foreign fruit, he is prepared to take steps to restrict such imports;

(2) if he will consider the desirability of controlling by licence, prohibition, or quota, the importation into Scotland of oats and barley, including malting barley?

Photo of Sir Archibald Sinclair Sir Archibald Sinclair , Caithness and Sutherland

These matters along with other questions concerning agriculture are engaging the attention of the Government. I am not at present, therefore, in a position to make an announcement on the subject.

Photo of Lord  Scone Lord Scone , Perth

Does the right hon. Gentleman realise that there is grave danger of still more arable land going down to grass unless a satisfactory assurance is given very soon?