asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the number of applications for loans made by landholders and statutory small tenants for the purpose of repairs to and renewals of buildings on their holdings for each of the five years beginning 1st April, 1912, giving the number of loans granted for each year and the total annual amounts of the loans made by the Board of Agriculture for these years?
Mr. W. ADAMSON
The following statement gives particulars for the calendar years 1912 to 1916 inclusive. It would involve a considerable amount of labour to give particulars for the financial years as requested.
Calendar Year. No. of Applications received. No. of Loans granted. Amount of Loans made. £ 1912 … 200(approx.) — — 1913 … 141 134 5,159 1914 … 241 210 8,223 1915 … 78 9 509 1916 … 12 42 1,710 672 395 15,601
NOTE.—These figures apply to landholders only as the Department of Agriculture for Scotland are not empowered to give assistance of this kind to statutory small tenants.