§ 21. Sir A. SINCLAIR
asked the Secretary for Scotland if he is yet in a position 223 to state when he proposes to introduce his Bill to amend the Small Landholders (Scotland) Acts?
§ 25. Mr. MILLAR
asked the Secretary for Scotland whether financial assistance has been applied for or given by local authorities under the provisions of Section 2 of the Housing, Etc., Act, 1923, in the case of houses erected in connection with small holdings and land settlement schemes in Scotland; if so, in how many cases such assistance has been rendered; and whether, under the Government's new housing proposals, it is proposed to continue to local authorities the power to render assistance by way of grant or otherwise in such cases?
As regards the first and second parts of the question, 31 certificates approving for subsidy purposes under the Housing Act of 1923 plans of houses to be erected by smallholders have been issued by local authorities. No certificates have been issued in connection with houses included in land settlement schemes. As regards the last part of the question, I would refer the hon. and learned Member to the reply which I gave to the hon. Member for the Western Isles (Mr. Livingstone) on the 17th instant.
§ Mr. MILLAR
May we take it that under the new proposals no provision is going to be made for these small landholders?
§ 24. Mr. MILLAR
asked the Secretary for Scotland the number of small landholders settled on land acquired by the Forestry Commissioners in Scotland since the establishment of the Commission in 1919, and the number of small landholders settled under joint schemes framed by the Scottish Board of Agriculture and the Forestry Commissioners during the same period?
§ Mr. ACLAND
I have been asked to reply to this question. Three statutory small landholders have been settled on land acquired by the Forestry Com- 224 missioners in Scotland since the establishment of the Commission. Under the joint schemes, 49 new holdings have been created and 23 enlargements.