HC Deb 08 April 1935 vol 300 cc816-7W

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has been informed of the opposition to the Department of Agriculture for Scotland's scheme to establish smallholdings on the White-inch estate, near Kinloss, Morayshire, on the ground that, in the opinion of many with practical and local agricultural experience, the land is not suitable for the purpose and that the smallholders will be unable to make a living; and whether the will withdraw the scheme to consider establishing the holdings in a more suitable area?


My attention has been drawn to the adverse opinion expressed by the county council regarding this scheme, and I have instructed the Department to discuss the matter with the council forthwith. Meantime, on the advice and information before me, I see no reason to doubt the success of the scheme