§ 63. Mr. FENBY
asked the Minister of Agriculture what steps, if any, have been taken to implement the pledge given by him to the deputation from the colonists at Patrington to the effect that the granting of compensation for improvements carried out by the settlers in their gardens would be carefully considered?
§ The MINISTER of AGRICULTURE (Mr. Guinness)
Claims for compensation in respect of improvements to gardens, etc., have so far been received from only four men, all of whom have already left the settlement. In one of these cases the Treasury have been asked to sanction payment, the amount of which has been agreed between the settler and my Department. In the second case, the settler has been asked to supply certain further particulars and vouchers, which have not yet been received. The remaining two claims have only been received very recently and are now being considered.