§ MR. WATT (Glasgow, Camlachie)
I beg to ask the Lord Advocate whether the sum voted by Parliament for crofter emigration has been exceeded; and whether he is aware if it is a fact that the company with which the Government arranged their scheme have recently sent out instructions to proceed against certain crofter settlers sent cut previously to recover arrears of interest and loans?
ME. J. P. B. ROBERTSON
No, Sir; the sum voted by Parliament for crofter emigration has not been exceeded. The Secretary for Scotland informs me that the proceedings referred to in the second part of the question were not taken against any of the crofters sent out under the Government scheme; he understands that proceedings have been taken against some other settlers emigrated through the agency of the Canadian North-West Land Company; but of this, of course, he has no official information.