HC Deb 18 October 1909 vol 12 cc10-1

asked the Lord Advocate, in view of the fact that the Small Landholders (Scotland) Bill makes no provision for crofters, cottars, fishermen, and others who are without means with which to equip and stock a holding, will he state whether the Congested Districts Board would be prepared to render suitable tenants of this class assistance by way of loan or otherwise?


The Congested Districts Board have been in the habit of advancing money by way of loan to suitable men in order to erect buildings on small farms. But they have no power under the Act to giant loans in order to enable men to stock their holdings.