§ Major NEWMAN
asked the Minister of Reconstruction whether, apart from the appointing of a Committee, anything practical has yet been accomplished with a view to settle on the laud as owners or holders sailors or soldiers who may desire to take up an agricultural life on the termination of the War?
§ Sir R. WINFREY
Under the Small Holdings (Colonies) Act, 1916, three estates, with an aggregate acreage of 4,513 acres, have been acquired, and the purchase of a fourth of 1.345 acres is being arranged, for the settlement of sailors and soldiers discharged from the Army. Full particulars of the progress made with regard to these colony schemes is contained in a Report of the proceedings under the principal Act, which will be presented to Parliament at an early date. In addition, 300 acres have been given for the purpose by a private donor.