HC Deb 05 May 1926 vol 195 cc275-6

asked the Secretary for Scotland what proportion of the £2,750,000 agreed to be lent by the Public Works Commissioners for land settlement in Scotland had been expended; and the amount of funds, either under the Land Settlement Act or otherwise, remaining within the control or at the call of the Board of Agriculture for land settlement purposes?

The SECRETARY for SCOTLAND (Sir John Gilmour)

Under the provisions of the Land Settlement (Facilities) Acts, 1919 and 1921, the Board of Agriculture have borrowed from the Public Works Loan Commissioners a sum of £2,158,185 of which approximately £2,078,500 had been expended at 31st March last. The funds available for expenditure on Land Settlement schemes after that date consist of a balance of borrowed monies amounting approximately to £79,500, together with an annual provision within the limits of the Agriculture (Scotland) Fund amounting in the current financial year to £175,000.