§ 19. Sir A. SINCLAIR
asked the Secretary for Scotland how much money has been received from the smallholders for the purchase of seed oats and potatoes unler the scheme of the Board of Agriculture for Scotland; how much has been received from the voluntary funds; and how much of the £100,000 credited to the Board of Agriculture for the purpose of this scheme has been expended?
A sum of approximately £40,000 has been received to date from applicants for seed oats and seed potatoes under the Board of Agriculture scheme. Nothing has yet been received by the Board from voluntary funds, and the amount recoverable from the Committee administering those funds will not be known till all the credit slips issued by the Committee to applicants have been received by the Board. The total expenditure on the scheme cannot be 185 ascertained pending the settlement of outstanding questions as to merchants' accounts and freight and railway accounts.
§ Sir A. SINCLAIR
Is it not clear that the total expenditure will be substantially less than £100,000?
§ Mr. MACPHERSON
Does the right hon. Gentleman intend to expend the whole of the £100,000? [HON. MEMBERS: "Answer!"]