WRITTEN ANSWERS. - EXPENDITURE BY LAND COMMISSION IN CONGESTED DISTRICTS.

asked the Minister for Fisheries whether he will give details of expenditure under sub-head II. of Land Commission Vote (General Purposes Schemes in Congested Districts) for years 1926-27 and 1927-28 to date; and whether it is proposed to continue these services in the future on the scale which formerly obtained under the Congested Districts Board.

The expenditure under sub-head I. (1) of the Land Commission Vote for the years 1926-7 and 1927-8 to date is:

1926-7

£20

3

2

1927-8

£15

14

0

It is not proposed to continue these services in the future.