Marginal Land Cultivation

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons on 17th November 1942.

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There is no doubt that the hills and uplands of Scotland are understocked, particularly with cattle, and I hope that the combined effect of the two schemes will be a very material increase in the home-breeding of cattle of suitable types. I have already announced that all restrictions on the breeds of cattle qualifying for the cow subsidy have been removed, but the new scheme will require that the cows themselves should be approved. It would be undesirable to give any assistance to the rearing of inferior stock.