§ Mr. Malcolm MacMillan
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what total amount of money has been voted by His Majesty's Government for land settlement in the five highland counties of Ross, Inverness, Argyle, Orkney and Zetland, and Sutherland and Caithness since 1935 to the nearest convenient date?
§ Mr. Colville
The total provision voted by Parliament for the financial years 1935 to 1938 inclusive for payment into the Agriculture (Scotland) Fund was £1,182,000, which includes a sum of £272,000 for recoupment of the fund in respect of borrowings under the Land Settlement (Scotland) Act, 1919. As regards actual expenditure on land settlement in the seven crofting counties, figures are not immediately available. I will, however, arrange for the information to be prepared and sent to the hon. Member.