§ Captain REDMOND
asked the Secretary of State for War how many acres of land have been purchased for ex-aervice men in England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland, respectively?
Sir A. BOSCAWEN:
The area of land in England and Wales acquired by county councils and councils of county boroughs and by the Ministry since the 1st January, 1919, for the settlement of ex-service men amounts in England to 233,261 acres, of which 200,800 acres have been acquired by purchase, and in Wales to 32,232 acres, of which 29,231 acres have been purchased. I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the Scottish and Irish Departments for particulars of those countries.