§ Mr. Maclennan
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is satisfied with the current operation of the livestock loan scheme for crofters.
§ Mr. John MacKay
Demand for assistance under the scheme has been very low over the last 10 years and the278W future of the scheme is currently under review. The Highlands and Islands Development Board is better placed to offer assistance and for some time now potential applicants have been referred to that body.