HC Deb 06 September 1887 vol 320 c1349
DR. CLARK (Caithness)

asked the Lord Advocate, Whether the report in the Edinburgh Evening News is correct, describing the eviction of John Middleton, farmer, of Cairns Aberlour, by a force of labourers and policemen, who, without notice, turned him and his family out, tore off the roof, and demolished the farm house, or left it in flames; whether it is true that Middleton was not in arrears of rent, but the rent had been paid up till the last term; and, whether the Government will consider the desirability of bringing in a measure regulating evictions in Scotland?

THE LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. J. H. A. MACDONALD) () Edinburgh and St. Andrew's Universities

My attention was only called to this matter last night, and I am not prepared to give an answer at present.