§ 34. Major DUDGEON
asked the Secretary for Scotland whether he is aware that the Scottish Board of Agriculture have let 49,079 acres of meadow land at Terrelgestown, Dumfries, under the Land Settlement Act; that an attempt is now being made by the Board to obtain the signatures of the holders thereof to an agreement to cancel their registration rights; and whether he will give full information as to why such a policy is being pursued?
The area of the land in question is about 49 acres. I am informed that the Board's scheme of subdivision of Terrelgestown Farm made no provision for the allocation of this area of about 49 acres as part of the holdings. In making application to the Land Court for the registration of the holders, the area referred to was, through inadvertence, erroneously included in their holdings. Twelve of the holders concerned signed a joint minute craving the Court to amend their Order and thus to rectify the error, but seven others refused 1110 to sign, and the Board have now made a separate application to the Court for this purpose.