HC Deb 15 July 1913 vol 55 cc1084-5W

asked the Secretary for Scotland whether the Board of Agriculture will issue a short statement explaining how loans to crofters and others for the stocking of holdings and otherwise can be made; and what are the provisions for co-operation and communal credit which will afford sufficient security to encourage the advance of capital and to remove the possibility of eventual loss to the taxpayer?


The Board of Agriculture for Scotland have been advised that they have no power to make loans for the stocking of holdings; the method of making loans for other purposes is explained in revised leaflets Nos. 1 and 2 issued by the Board of which I am sending copies to my hon. Friend. The subject referred to in the second part of the question is now under the consideration of the Board.