HC Deb 28 March 1922 vol 152 c1125
66. Major W. MURRAY

asked the Secretary for Scotland the number of cases in which the Scottish Board of Agriculture has retained or is retaining the corn subsidy, now payable to small holders and ex-service men in Scotland, on the grounds that sums of various kinds are due to the Board by the smallholders concerned?


The Board have retained or are retaining the corn subsidy as a credit against debts due to them in 496 cases where agreement has been obtained. With reference to my reply to my hon. and gallant Friend's question on Thursday last, money due in respect of the subsidy will not be retained without agreement of the persons concerned, as the Board are now advised that retention is not competent in the classes of cases I then mentioned.