HC Deb 03 June 1907 vol 175 cc318-9
MR. COCHRANE (Ayrshire, N.)

I beg to ask the Prime Minister, in view of the fact that the Memorandum of evidence as to the demand for small holdings and allotments, and as to the difficulty of obtaining land for those purposes, was only intended to give one side of the case and to substantiate a statement made by the Prime Minister, if he will say whether, as this Memorandum is published at the cost of the country, he can now grant a Return which shall set forth the facts of the case in a fair and impartial manner.


The particular paper to which the Member refers was issued in answer to a challenge of the hon. Member's friends; but he will find the whole of the facts of which he is in search in the official papers indicated at the commencement of the Return. Perhaps I may once more repeat the somewhat elementary observation that the fact that land is available in one locality is no answer to the statement that no land is available in another locality.