§ 31. Major MACKENZIE WOOD
asked the Secretary for Scotland whether he can state the number of men who have been up to 1st October settled on the land under Part I. of the Scottish Land Settlement Act and under the tenure of the Small Landholders Acts, respectively, since the passing of the Land Settlement Act.
§ 32. Major WOOD
asked the Secretary for Scotland whether he can state the number of acres purchased under the Land Settlement Act up to 1st October; the amount expended in land purchase; and the amount which has been granted by way of advances or free gifts to settlers?
§ Mr. MUNRO
Up to 1st October, 1920, the Board bad acquired 126,387 acres under the Land Settlement (Scotland) Act, 1919, at a cost of £352,861. The sum required to assist settlers in works of equipment and providing stock in respect of schemes on these properties is approximately £576,000. Only a small part of this amount has actually been advanced, as little of the land embraced in the properties in question which were acquired this year is yet in actual occupation by the Board, or the holders, for reasons which I have already explained in this House.