§ 70. Mr. G. TERRELL
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Scottish Board of Agriculture are at present lending money to Scottish landowners at the rate of 4 per cent. per annum for the improvement and rebuilding of farm buildings, the repayment of such capital sums being spread, where desired, over a term not exceeding fifty years; and whether it is proposed to grant similar facilities to English landowners?
§ The SECRETARY for SCOTLAND (Mr. Munro)
I have been asked to reply to this question. My hon. Friend is, I think, under some misapprehension. The loans to which he refers are made to smallholders under the Scottish Small Landholders Act of 1911, and not to landowners. As regards the position of landowners in England, I would refer my hon. Friend to the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries.