§ 83. Colonel Sir A. SPROT
asked the Secretary for Scotland what was the cost of the land bought by the Board of Agriculture for Scotland at Thirdpart; how many small holdings are being formed thereon; how much is spent in equipping these; and what is the rent obtained?
§ Mr. MUNRO
The purchase price of this estate was £29,000: Provision is being made for 30 holdings. The estimated cost of equipment is £50,695, of which £33,700 is repayable by the smallholders. A considerable reduction is, 1971 however, expected in the cost of equipment owing to the fall in labour costs, etc. The net annual receipts from the holdings are estimated at £1,938, of which £1,534 represents land rents.