§ 34. Sir A. SINCLAIR
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how much money was expended on drainage in Scotland during the year 1924–25 out of moneys voted by Parliament for the relief of unemployment; how much is being provided from the same source for the year 1925–26; how much in addition is being provided during the current financial year for agricultural drainage under the Government's new scheme; and whether any money is being provided for drainage 1223 of agricultural or pastoral land during the current year from any other source?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
The amount spent in the financial year 1924–25 was £32,518. Provision has been made for the current financial year 1925–26, to the extent of £43,000. No additional money will be provided during the year 1925–26 for the purposes of the new agricultural drainage scheme, but the Treasury are providing in the 1926–27 Estimates of the Board of Agriculture for Scotland for an expenditure of £20,625 under the new scheme. The answer to the last part of the question is in the negative.
§ Sir A. SINCLAIR
Will money be available under the old scheme, as under the new scheme, in the forthcoming year?