§ 2. Mr. Stewart
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what additional farms the Glenrothes Development Corporation contemplate acquiring in the near future; what is the acreage of these farms and the annual production of food from them; and at what date after the farms have been acquired it is intended to begin building houses upon them.
§ Mr. T. Fraser
The Corporation are negotiating for the acquisition of two farms, Auchmuty, 348 acres, and Caskieberran, 252 acres. The annual production of food from these farms is estimated to be 56,000 gallons of milk, 230 tons of cereals, 870 tons of potatoes and sugar beet, 100 tons of hay and straw, 2,300 dozen eggs and 300 sheep. The Corporation propose to begin development on Auchmuty Farm as soon as the acquisition is completed and on the north-eastern part of Caskieberran Farm in approximately three years' time. The land will, of course, be kept in production as long as possible. No decisions have yet been made regarding further acquisitions.