HC Deb 16 April 1888 vol 324 cc1300-1
MR. FRASER-MACKINTOSH (Inverness-shire)

asked the Lord Advocate, Whether, with reference to complaints by Highland Crofters that no additional lands in the form of extended holdings have been assigned to them by the Crofter Commissioners, there has been, as promised by him, any communication between the Secretary for Scotland and the Crofter Commissioners on the subject; whether, if there has been Correspondence, he will lay a Copy upon the Table of the House, or state its import; and, whether steps are to be taken with the view of amending the Crofters' Act of 1885, so as to make it more effective for carrying out the intentions of Parliament in regard to the enlargement of Crofters' Holdings?

SIR GEORGE. TREVELVAN (Glasgow, Bridgeton)

asked the Lord Advocate, Whether the Crofter Commissioners have reported on the cause of the provisions of the Act of 1886, for the enlargement of crofts, not having been put in operation?

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

A Report has been received from the Crofter Commissioners on this subject, which is now in the printer's hands, and, it is hoped, will be issued in a few days. It would be premature to answer the third paragraph of the Question before the Report has been considered by Her Majesty's Government.