Agricultural Holdings

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th July 1951.

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Photo of Mr Malcolm Macpherson Mr Malcolm Macpherson , Stirling and Falkirk Burghs 12:00 am, 24th July 1951

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland, when land is surveyed to determine the best allocation between forestry and agriculture, what consideration is given to ensuring that the agricultural holdings created are of such a size and nature as to provide a living for a family.

Mr. McNeil:

The surveys referred to by my hon. Friend are not primarily directed towards the re-organisation of agricultural units, but when land is purchased under the Forestry Acts and reconstitution of agricultural holdings is necessary, the aim is to provide units of an economic size wherever possible.

Photo of Mr Malcolm Macpherson Mr Malcolm Macpherson , Stirling and Falkirk Burghs

Does that mean that all the units at present being provided are of an economic size?

Mr. McNeil:

I should say that that was generally true.