§ Sir A. SINCLAIR
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what land his Department has acquired within the city boundary of Edinburgh for small holdings; what price per acre is being paid for the land and what is the estimated cost per acre of its equipment; and whether the tenants will have the benefit of the Scottish Land Acts with security of tenure, compensation for improvements, and fair rents fixed by the Land Court?
Mr. W. ADAMSON
The Department of Agriculture have purchased 164 acres on the farm of Wester Hailes at approximately £50 per acre. The cost of equipment is estimated at £97 per acre. The Small Landholders (Scotland) Acts not being applicable to lands within the city boundaries, the holdings will be let on tenancies which will be governed by the Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act, 1923.