§ Mr. SCOTT
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the annual liability falling upon his Department or upon the Treasury to meet public expenses in connection with the Agricultural Credits (Scotland) Act, 1929; and what is the amount of public money that has been expended to date under that Act?438W
Mr. J OHNSTON
Provision is made in the Estimate of the Department of Agriculture for Scotland for £1,750 as the annual contribution towards the cost of the administration of the company to be formed under Part I of the Act to undertake the making of loans in terms of the Act. The company has not yet been formed, and no public money has so far been expended under the Act.