HC Deb 09 December 1920 vol 135 c2447W

asked the Secretary for Scotland the number of applications which have been received from ex-service men in Orkney for settling on the land; and how many have been granted?


The number of ex-service applicants in Orkney is 163. The scarcity of large farms, the number of home farms and farms under lease, and the reluctance of proprietors to sell farms without adjoining crofts, have so far prevented any of these applications being granted.

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