HC Deb 10 February 1893 vol 8 c1038
DR. MACGREGOR (Inverness-shire)

I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland whether he will consider the expediency of enlarging the scope of the Inquiry referred to a Royal Commission on Land in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, so as to include all the deer afforesting counties in that country?


The work Which the Commission Will have on its hands, within the limits of its existing Reference, is very considerable; and it is important that that work should be concluded as soon as possible. For this reason the Government has decided to confine the scope of the Commission to the counties affected by the Crofters Act of 1886.


May I ask the right hon. Gentleman whether he thinks that a Report which embraces only a half of die counties that are deer afforested will be sufficiently complete to enable the House to judge of the land available for the people's use?


I think it will give us a great deal of very valuable information.