HC Deb 24 May 1892 vol 4 cc1659-60
SIR D. CURRIE (Perthshire, W.)

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate whether, in view of the great inconvenience felt by Scottish farmers owing to the want of uniformity in the periods of entry into and removal from farms and buildings in Scotland, which has been submitted to him, he can now see his way to introduce an amending Act which will secure the application of the Terms Removal (Scotland) Act, 1886, to existing leases?


From the information which the hon. Member has been good enough to send me, there appears to be considerable inconvenience for want of a uniform rule as to removal terms. I would gladly do anything in my power to further a satisfactory solution of the difficulty, though of course the area of the inconvenience is always narrowing as leases fall in, and there may be objections which have not occurred to me to the proposed interference with contracts. If the hon. Member will introduce a Bill on the subject it will afford a means of ascertaining whether the change proposed meets with general assent.