* MR. A. GRAHAM MURRAY
The hon. Member's question does not admit of any categorical answer which would not be in a sense misleading. I may, however, state that the amount expended in actual purchase of land has been for Syre (Sutherland), £10,546, and for Barra (Inverness), £7,500; and, further, that all the operations in the direction of extending small holdings, including purchase, have cost up to date nearly £39,000. This includes loans 1399 and other repayable sums, but is exclusive of liabilities of considerable amount which have not yet matured.