Land Improvement (Fertilisers)

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 13th June 1950.

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Photo of Captain James Duncan Captain James Duncan , South Angus 12:00 am, 13th June 1950

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will now give details of the schemes for encouraging the use of fertilisers for improving grass land and marginal land in Scotland.

Mr. McNeil:

As the information required is detailed and lengthy, I will, with permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Photo of Captain James Duncan Captain James Duncan , South Angus

Are the announcements which the right hon. Gentleman is making in addition to the existing schemes or do they supplant the existing schemes?

Mr. McNeil:

I am asked here about the supplementary schemes.

Photo of Mr William Snadden Mr William Snadden , Kinross and West Perthshire

Will the right hon. Gentleman say whether the statement is an agreed statement with the National Farmers' Union of Scotland, and can he assure the House that this has nothing to do with the long-term marginal land production policy referred to in the Gracious Speech?

Mr. McNeil:

I am quite certain that systematic consultations have taken place with the N.F.U. in Scotland. I should like to answer the second point more carefully.

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