§ 57. Mr. J. HOGGE
asked the Secretary for Scotland how many small holdings exist in Scotland at the present time; and what is the total acreage?
Mr. McKINNON WOOD
The number of agricultural holdings in Scotland exceeding one and not exceeding fifty acres, as returned in 1912, was 51,866. The total acreage of each class of holdings has 1057 not been ascertained annually. A Return was, however, obtained in 1908 in connection with the Census of Production, when the total acreage under crops and permanent grass was 697,000, besides 3,900,000 acres of mountain and heath land used for grazing.