Land Settlement (Scotland).

Oral Answers to Questions — Ex-Service Men. – in the House of Commons on 13th March 1923.

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Photo of Sir Archibald Sinclair Sir Archibald Sinclair , Caithness and Sutherland

81.

asked the Under-Secretary to the Scottish Board of Health how many ex-service men obtained entry during the year ended Whitsunday, 1922, to small holdings constituted by the Board of Agriculture in the counties of Caithness and Sutherland; how many will have obtained entry during the year ending Whitsunday, 1923: whether any schemes have been approved under which ex-service men will get holdings during the year ending Whitsunday, 1924; and, if so, how many holdings will be constituted under such schemes during that year?

Photo of Mr Walter Elliot Mr Walter Elliot , Lanark

The answer to the first part of the question is 55; to the second part 6. Schemes have been approved under which 74 ex-service men will get holdings in the year ending Whitsunday, 1924, provided it is found possible to carry out all these schemes.

Photo of Sir James Macpherson Sir James Macpherson , Ross and Cromarty

Will the hon. and gallant Gentleman give the statistics for all the other counties?

Photo of Mr Walter Elliot Mr Walter Elliot , Lanark

If my right hon. Friend will put down a question I will give him all the information I can.