HC Deb 13 June 1881 vol 262 c355

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether his attention has been called to the threatened eviction of sixteen families of Highland crofters, embracing nearly one hundred persons, from their holdings in the Island of Skye; and, whether, taking into account the recent frequency of such evictions in the Highlands of Scotland, Government will consider the propriety of extending to the Highland crofter population protection against arbitrary dispossession similar to that which the Law affords in the case of copyholders in England and email tenant farmers in Ireland?


, in reply, said, he had no information except a newspaper paragraph which had been sent to him on the subject; and, knowing how inaccurate statements of that kind affecting private persons might be, he did not think it right to express any judgment on the matter until he was in possession of information of a really authentic character.