HC Deb 27 June 1928 vol 219 cc529-30W

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the total area covered by the schemes of land settlement inaugurated by the present Government during its period of office, in acres, distinguishing between arable land and pasture land; the total gross cost of carrying the schemes to completion; and the average rent per holder?


Negotiations initiated by the Board of Agriculture for Scotland since the present Government came into power have resulted in the utilisation of 16,209 acres for schemes of land settlement. Of this total 4,895 acres consist of arable land and 11,156 of pasture. The gross cost of carrying the schemes to completion is estimated at £240,542 and the average fair rent per holder is £15 5s. 9d.

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