asked the Secretary for Scotland what number of applications for small holdings have been received from ex-Service men and others by the Board of Agriculture for Scotland since the beginning of this year; and what proportion of the applicants have been established in holdings?
§ Mr. MUNRO
Since the beginning of the year 2,167 applications for new holdings have been received from ex-Service men and 520 applications for new holdings and 488 for enlargements from civilians. During the year seventy-three ex-Service men have been settled in new holdings and seventeen civilians, and, in addition, fifty-eight civilians have been given enlargements of their present holdings. These numbers will be largely augmented at the term of Martinmas.