§ MR. WEIR (Ross and Cromarty)
To ask the Secretary for Scotland if he will state the names of the various farms in the Island of Lewis, the acreage of each such farm, and the date on which in each case the lease expires; and, in view of the fact that the Congested Districts Board have created only thirty-two crofter holdings in the island since the Congested Districts Board Act of 1897 came into force, will the Board make efforts to induce the proprietor to break up some of these farms and assist in the creation of new holdings, especially bearing in mind that on 31st March last the Board had a balance of £40,000, a sum which will be augmented this year by £35,000.
(Answered by Mr. Sinclair.) I am able, by the courtesy of the proprietor, to give my hon. friend the information he desires as follows—
|Farms in the Lewis paying above £30 rent.|
|Stoney field||60||0||165||No lease.|
|Gress farm and mill||131||0||4,228||No lease.|
|North Tolsta||60||0||2,353||Whit-Sunday, 1916.|
|South Galson||235||0||6,175||Whit-Sunday, 1923,|
|Dell lands and mill||68||0||160||No lease.|
|Garynahine Hotel lands and fishings||90||0||1,000||Martinmas, 1911.|
§ The Congested Districts Board will be glad to co-operate with the proprietor in making new small holdings in suitable areas.