§ Mr. Mathers
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland on whose advice it was decided that Calderwood Estate, East Kilbride, was unsuitable for conversion into small holdings; whether it was offered by the Special Areas Commissioner for that purpose; and whether he will obtain a report from the Department of Agriculture for Scotland as to its suitability for land settlement purposes?
§ Mr. E. Brown
According to the expert advice available to the Department of Agriculture for Scotland the land in question is not suitable for the intensive cultivation required on small holdings. In any case no new land settlement schemes are being undertaken for the time being. In these circumstances no useful purpose would be served by obtaining the suggested report.