§ 29. Mr. MACPHERSON
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the total number of farms acquired for small holdings in the nine northern counties of Scotland in the three years ended 30th June, 1930; the total acreage and the purchase price per acre; the total valuation paid in addition to the purchase price; the amount of valuation paid in respect of one, two, and three year old and older grasses, respectively; and the amount received from the let of grass parks or sale of grass or hay in the first nine months and/or year after purchase in the event of the Department of Agriculture failing to occupy such parks or placing tenants thereon immediately after purchase?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for SCOTLAND (Mr. Johnston)
As the reply involves a table of figures, I propose with the right hon. Member's permission to circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Following is the reply:259
|County.||Farms acquired during 3 years ended 30th June, 1930.||Area.||Price per Acre.||Amount of Valuations paid in addition to price.||Valuations for Grasses.||Total.||Net Amount received for Let of Grasses.|
|1st Year.||2nd Year.||3rd Year.|
|Hoy||297||6||9||6||(Not yet fixed.)||(Not yet fixed.)||Nil||Nil||(Not fixed)||103||0||0|
|Ross and Cromarty||…||Balnabeen||290||15||13||9||1,503||3||7||248||16||8||(Included in purchase price.)||248||16||8||262||5||3|
|Kinkell||261||20||13||9||2,495||17||6||420||13||9||(Included in purchase price.)||420||13||9||239||13||6|
|Raddery||538||9||5||10||(Not yet fixed.)||(Not yet fixed.)||(Included in purchase price.)||—||—|
|Inverness||…||Milton of Culloden||162||25||12||4||867||3||10||184||10||0||69||1||2||84||19||3||338||10||5||327||5||0|
|Luskentyre||5,400||(Price not yet fixed.)||(Not yet fixed.)||(Not yet fixed.)||Nil|
|10 farms||11,973||Not determinable.||Not determinable.||Not determinable.||1,423||13||9|
§ 35. Major Sir ARCHIBALD SINCLAIR
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is yet in a position to state what number of new holdings and enlargements, respectively, will be constituted during the current year?
§ Mr. JOHNSTON
Applicants have either already been or will be given entry this year to 89 new holdings and five enlargements. In addition, 33 settlements on approved schemes are in view, and the Department of Agriculture have a number of other schemes under consideration, but it is impossible to say how many settlements will be effected under such schemes in 1930.
§ Mr. MACPHERSON
When considering the new schemes, will consideration be given to the application for rough grazing in Balblair?