Secretary of State for Scotland (Meetings)

Part of First Minister's Question Time – in the Scottish Parliament at 11:59 am on 28th October 2010.

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Photo of Alex Johnstone Alex Johnstone Conservative 11:59 am, 28th October 2010

In the past week, I have spoken to a number of farmers in Aberdeenshire and Moray who are experiencing serious difficulties with this year's harvest. What action is the First Minister's Government taking to assess the damage that has been caused to this year's harvest by severe weather conditions in the north and north-east and what actions does he propose to take to alleviate the immediate damage to the rural economy?