§ Mr. Mackintosh
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps he is taking to create more viable units on his small holding estates in the Lowlands.
§ Mr. Ross
Amalgamation of holdings has been taking place as opportunity offers. To facilitate this I am prepared to give tenants of uneconomical small holdings leases of their houses if they relinquish their land for amalgamation with other units. Where the tenant is elderly I am prepared to lease the house on special terms.