§ Sir J. Duncan
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what percentage of agricultural machines shown at the Highland Show complied in all respects with the regulations and draft regulations enacted or proposed by Her Majesty's Government.
§ Mr. Maclay
Farm Safety Regulations apply to machines used by agricultural workers in the course of their employment. There is therefore no question of compliance so far as machines on show are concerned. It is not possible to give a percentage figure but reports from my Inspectors indicate that most of the machines on show at Aberdeen were adequately guarded and that manufacturers are now showing a good deal of interest in safety measures. A further satisfactory feature of the reports is the very considerable degree of progress since last year.