§ Major W. MURRAY
asked the Secretary for Scotland whether upwards of 1,400 acres of land in the neighbourhood of Gretna and belonging to the State have been advertised for summer grazing; if so, whether this has been done by agreement with the Scottish Board of Agriculture; whether it will delay the establishment of small holdings upon the land so let until next year, as no steps in this direction can be taken until November, 1920; and whether, in view of the large demand for small holdings in the vicinity of Gretna, he will make special arrangements with the graziers so that the land can be resumed when required?
§ Mr. KELLAWAY
I have been asked to reply. The 1,400 acres of summer grazing advertised are within the factory fence at Gretna, and are in any case therefore excluded from any land offered to the Scottish Board of Agriculture. Such letting will not in any way delay the establishment of small holdings upon the land available at Gretna, the land over which the grazings are to be let being retained by the Ministry of Munitions, and excluded from any suggested sale to the Scottish Board of Agriculture.