§ Mr. LIVINGSTONE
asked the Secretary for Scotland whether he is able to state the amount of grant-in aid that was open for acceptance by the new small landholders on the Ardroil settlement, in the Island of Lewis; whether application has been made by these holders for the construction of access roads: and how such application was dealt with?
Ardroil is part of the Carnish-Ardroil settlement formed by the Board of Agriculture in 1921. The grants towards the cost of roads and paths amounted to £510 of which £420 was allocated to Carnish and £90 to Ardroil. The grants were accepted by the holders and the work has been completed, excepting a peat road at Carnish now under construction. I understand that the Ardroil holders recently applied for an additional grant for a new peat road, but that the application was refused because 611W the Board considered the existing road sufficient.