HC Deb 17 July 1914 vol 64 cc2291-2W

asked the Secretary for Scotland what steps have been taken by the Board of Agriculture for Scotland to secure land for small holdings at Harthill, Lanarkshire; and whether, apart from the provision which may be made for small landholders who

District. Percentage of Wages above Standard at Increase in Percentage above Standard.
29th March, 1912. 14th July, 1914.
Northumberland 28¾ 52½ 23¾
Durham 38¾ 57½ 18¾
Cumberland 47½ 62½ 15
Federated Districts 50 65 15
South Staffs and East Worcester 50 65 15
Forest of Dean 55 35 —20*
Bristol 40 & 45 52½ & 57½ 12½
Somerset 40 52½ 12½
South Wales and Monmouthshire 51¼ 60
Scotland 50 75 25
* Decrease.

intend to devote their whole time to the cultivation of their holdings, an opportunity will also be afforded to the occupiers of the new houses to be erected in the district under the county council's housing scheme and for other residents in Harthill, who may be engaged in other callings, to obtain land within reasonable distance of their houses for gardens and small holdings?


A scheme for the settlement of new holders at Harthill is the subject of negotiation between the Small Holdings Commissioner and the proprietor. As regards the second part of the question the Board of Agriculture have the matter under consideration, but it is not yet possible to make any statement.