§ Mr. HUNT
asked the Lord Advocate what amount of money has been spent by the Congested Districts Board and the Crofter Commission in the Outer Hebrides and Skye during the last four or five years; and whether the people selected to be settled on the land have succeeded in making a living and paying their rent, and how much money has been lost in the experiments?
§ The LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. Ure)
The Crofter Commission have no funds at their disposal for expenditure, as sug- 846 gested by the hon. Member. The annual Report of the Congested Districts Board shows the total expenditure of that Board on land schemes and otherwise up to 31st March, 1908, with accounts of receipts and payments of the Board since its foundation, to which I beg to refer the hon. Member, and from which he can draw his own conclusions.