§ 30. Mr. KIRKWOOD
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the cost to the Board of Agriculture of the smallholding scheme for ex-service men at Garscadden; why the scheme was abandoned; and what sum, if any, the present landlord paid for improvements effected on the land during its occupancy by the Board of Agriculture?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for SCOTLAND (Sir John Gilmour)
It is assumed that the hon. Member refers to a scheme under which 12 new holdings were formed by the Board of Agriculture for Scotland on the farm of Boghouse on the Garscadden estate. The estimated gross cost of this scheme, including loans to the holders for building purposes, is £10,117. The scheme has not been abandoned. In the circumstances the last part of the question does not appear to arise.