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Mechanical Potato Harvester (Experimental Work)

Volume 530: debated on Tuesday 20 July 1954

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what assistance he is giving in the development of a mechanical potato digger to replace child labour in the potato fields.

Experimental work on the development of a complete mechanical potato harvester is being undertaken by the National Institute of Agricultural Engineering and its sub-station in Scotland which are financed from State funds.