asked the Secretary for Scotland how many smallholders were settled by the Scottish Board of Agriculture in the years 1919, 1920, and 1921, respectively, and also during any period of this year for which figures are available; and how many applicants for holdings remain unsatisfied?
The numbers of applicants settled by the Board of Agriculture for Scotland in the years 1919, 1920, and 1921, were 396, 317, and 722 respectively. No figures are as yet available in respect of the current year. The number of applications outstanding at present is 11,463, comprising 6,857 for new holdings and 4,006 for enlargements.
Did nor my right hon. Friend say he expected to settle 950 last year when speaking on the Scottish Estimates? What has prevented his expectations being realised?