HC Deb 04 April 1887 vol 313 c367
MR. ANDERSON (Elgin and Nairn)

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Have the Government, now that it is proposed to extend the Irish Land Act to leaseholders, any objection to the provisions in the Crofters Act Amendment (No. 2) Bill extending the Crofters Act to leaseholders?

THE FIRST LORD (Mr. W. H. SMITH) (Strand, Westminster)

The Crofters Act Amendment (No. 2) Bill seeks to extend the provisions of the existing Act to the whole of Scotland, and the Government are not prepared to adopt a proposal which was negatived on a Division by a large majority at the instance of the late Lord Advocate in the last Parliament.


Are the Government willing to extend the existing area so far as to include leaseholders?


The Government do not see any reason for doing so.