HC Deb 06 March 1928 vol 214 cc952-3
20. Mr. HARDIE

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he can give the numbers of persons trained for three months in agriculture; and how many have gone abroad?


I have been asked to reply. I understand that the hon. Member's question refers to the two training centres at Corton Vale, near Stirling, and Graigielinn, near Glasgow, which are supported to the extent of one-half of the cost of training and maintenance by grants from the Oversea Settlement Committee under the Empire Settlement Act, 1922. The numbers of persons who have undergone a course of training of approximately three months at these places since such grants were first made are 37 at Corton Vale and 832 at Craigielinn. Of these, all except 245 have proceeded to the Dominions.