§ 12. Mr. Stodart
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is carrying out a review of the hill farming and winter keep schemes.
§ Mr. Stodart
Can the right hon. Gentleman give an assurance that he will not take the same steps as his predecessor in 1950, when he last carried out a review of the hill farming subsidies, which was to cut altogether both the calf subsidy and the fertiliser subsidy and thereby bring production virtually to a standstill?
§ Mr. Buchanan-Smith
Is the Secretary of State aware of the particular problems of the smaller farmers in the upland areas who do not have very much arable ground and who have not benefited tremendously from the winter keep scheme? Will he keep the problems of these farmers in mind?