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Agriculture Colleges (Advisory Service)

Volume 86: debated on Wednesday 13 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when he last met the principals of Scotland's agriculture colleges to discuss the implications of the proposed changes in the advisory service.

My right hon. and noble Friend the Minister of State met the chairman of the Council of the Scottish Agricultural Colleges and the college principals on 29 March 1985 when the future funding and organisation of the advisory service in Scotland were discussed.

My Department remains in very close contact with the college principals and is on the point of issuing a consultation paper on the future of the advisory services in Scotland.