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Orders of the Day — Crofters (Scotland) Bill (27 Jan 1955)

Mr William Snadden: The Money Resolution comes at a different stage.

Orders of the Day — Crofters (Scotland) Bill (27 Jan 1955)

Mr William Snadden: The Money Resolution is very wide, and the matter can be raised at a later stage. The question of land settlement was raised by several hon. Members, including the hon. Member for the Western Isles. The position in regard to land settlement is that the Secretary of State already has powers vested in him in regard to this matter. What will happen under this Bill will be that the Crofters...

Orders of the Day — Crofters (Scotland) Bill (27 Jan 1955)

Mr William Snadden: Where the reorganisation of a crofting township is being carried out, the way in which it will work is as follows. The Commission will draft a scheme of reorganisation and submit it to my right hon. Friend. It may contain a plan for the enlargement of holdings outside the existing crofting township, but the Commission can put up any schemes they wish. It is for them to submit the schemes to...

Orders of the Day — Crofters (Scotland) Bill (27 Jan 1955)

Mr William Snadden: No. What would happen, in the event of the Crofters Commission not being able to meet the desire of the crofter to stay in his house because the land could not be amalgamated, is that the crofter would, of course, still continue to farm the croft. We should not be misled into thinking that we could allow an aged crofter to have a feu of his house unless the land could be broken up for use...

Orders of the Day — Crofters (Scotland) Bill (27 Jan 1955)

Mr William Snadden: I am not prepared to drop out any words at this stage of the Bill. I think that we had better wait until the Committee stage comes along. Several hon. Members have raised the question of good husbandry. The fear is that under the Bill we are taking some powers or doing something which may lead to the great disadvantage of the crofters. That is not so at all. What is happening under the good...

Orders of the Day — Crofters (Scotland) Bill (27 Jan 1955)

Mr William Snadden: If shelter belts were included in a hill farming scheme they would rank for grant. We might get schemes by which shelter belts might be put on portions of common grazing lands in the crofting areas.

Orders of the Day — Crofters (Scotland) Bill (27 Jan 1955)

Mr William Snadden: Yes.

Afforestation, Scotland (6 Dec 1954)

Mr William Snadden: It is not very often that we have an opportunity to discuss forestry matters, and I am sure that we are all extremely grateful to the hon. Member for Maryhill (Mr. Hannan) for giving us the chance of having a brief word on this very important subject. I thought that he put his finger on three major matters which are troubling the Forestry Commission at the present time and stated the...

Afforestation, Scotland (6 Dec 1954)

Mr William Snadden: If I am to deal with all the other points, it is not possible for me to give way, unless the hon. Gentleman has an important matter to raise.

Afforestation, Scotland (6 Dec 1954)

Mr William Snadden: The Forestry Commissioners have been as active as possible in acquiring land since the war. Perhaps I may show what happens. When they hear that land is coming on the market, the first thing they do is to inspect it and see whether it is plantable. In consultation with the Department of Agriculture for Scotland, who are interested in any land which is acquired for forestry, the Secretary of...

Afforestation, Scotland (6 Dec 1954)

Mr William Snadden: I have given the main reasons for the fall in the number of houses, but it is true that, because of restrictions on capital expenditure and the necessity for the Forestry Commission to remain within its vote, it had to cut expenditure on the plantation programme or somewhere else, and, naturally, they went on with the extension of plantations. I want to say a word on private afforestation....

Orders of the Day — Queen's Speech: Debate on the Address (2 Dec 1954)

Mr William Snadden: It falls to me to wind up a debate that has, I think, been both interesting and constructive. As we have had only one intervention today by a Scottsh Member—

Orders of the Day — Queen's Speech: Debate on the Address (2 Dec 1954)

Mr William Snadden: —my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Argyll (Major McCallum), I may, perhaps, be allowed first to answer the questions he put, to me. He asked if I was able to say anything about the effect of the bad weather in Scotland in the same way as my right hon. Friend referred to the damage in England and Wales. I am glad to be able to tell my hon. and gallant Friend that, although our...

Orders of the Day — Queen's Speech: Debate on the Address (2 Dec 1954)

Mr William Snadden: The rainfall in Ayrshire is bad enough, but I am afraid that Argyll has a heavier rainfall, and the hay crop was not secured there very well. The hill sheep farmers will be troubled by a shortage of hay if the weather requires indoor feeding, and because of the shortage of winter keep we may expect a fall in milk. However, our stock in Scotland starts the winter in fairly good condition. My...

Orders of the Day — Queen's Speech: Debate on the Address (2 Dec 1954)

Mr William Snadden: Yes, in 1947 there was one line of policy, which was to produce more and more of everything more or less regardless of cost or quality.

Orders of the Day — Queen's Speech: Debate on the Address (2 Dec 1954)

Mr William Snadden: That was the 1947 policy, in order to save precious foreign exchange and to meet a time of urgent scarcity. If hon. Members are to be fair to the present Government they must admit that we face very different conditions, although I agree with the warning about food surpluses—that they can be here today and gone tomorrow. I am not one of those who believe that masses of food will come into...

Orders of the Day — Queen's Speech: Debate on the Address (2 Dec 1954)

Mr William Snadden: I am not going to be drawn on that, but the mere fact that the Government are ready to back the industry to the tune of £200 million is in itself sufficient evidence of our support of agriculture.

Orders of the Day — Queen's Speech: Debate on the Address (2 Dec 1954)

Mr William Snadden: I will come to the middleman in a moment. I only mention these considerations because they have a direct bearing on the present situation. It is impossible to conduct a debate of this nature unless we face up to the facts. The conditions today are vastly different from anything the right hon. Gentleman faced, and he knows that just as well as I do. If he were sitting in the place of the...

Orders of the Day — Queen's Speech: Debate on the Address (2 Dec 1954)

Mr William Snadden: It might be, but I cannot say. I am giving the information in my possession. I want briefly to take up some other points. The hon. Member for Norfolk, North (Mr. Gooch) made a very interesting speech, as he always does. I should like to join with him in the tribute he paid to the workers. I think I know the farming industry as well as most people, having been in it for many years, and there...

Orders of the Day — Queen's Speech: Debate on the Address (2 Dec 1954)

Mr William Snadden: The hon. Gentleman is shaking his head. All I can tell him is that the point has been noted. I may have to leave one or two of the smaller points because I have not much time left and I want to deal with the other major points raised in this debate. Practically every hon. Gentleman speaking from the other side referred to a lack of confidence within the industry and said that this was...


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