Is the Minister of State aware that that reply is precisely contrary to what the secretary of the organisation has said? Is not this a clear example of his right hon. Friend's not sheltering Scotland's agriculture in any way from economic difficulties and an absolutely appalling example of his complete indifference to agriculture?
Special arrangements have now been made to continue to approve applications for loans, as I said in my original Answer. As to safeguarding Scotland, I would remind the hon. Gentleman that the Scottish Agricultural Securities Corporation was running short of the ability to be able to borrow when he was a Minister.