§ Mr. MACQUISTEN
asked the Secretary for Scotland whether he is aware that the glebe lands at Innerleithen are well suited for building a number of houses for workmen, having drains, gas, 2154W and water running past the site, whereas the site that the Local Government Board has approved has none of those advantages, and will be more costly and slower to develop; and whether he will instruct the Board to approve of and acquire the glebe lands?
§ Mr. MUNRO
I am informed that the glebe site referred to could only accommodate some five or six houses. The approved site, for which the necessary facilities for drainage, gas, and water are available, will accommodate between sixty and seventy. The acquisition of sites for housing is a matter for the local authority, subject to the approval of the Board.