§ MR. SETON-KARR (St. Helen's)
I beg to ask the Lord Advocate what Report he has received of the condition and prosperity of the Crofter Colonists sent out with Government aid last spring to Western Canada; whether any, and, if so, what amount of the £10,000 voted last Session for this purpose remains unexpended; and if it is proposed to send out any more crofter families this spring to Western Canada?
§ MR. J. P. B. ROBERTSON
I am informed that a Report has been received which will be submitted to an early meeting of the Colonization Board, the general purport of which is that the families are comfortably housed and have more or less land ready for crop. A small balance of the money voted last Session remains unexpended; but until the accounts are fully made up it is impossible to say what it amounts to. It is not proposed to send out any more families this spring, and no steps in this direction will be taken until the Committee appointed to inquire into the State-aided emigration have issued their Report.