HC Deb 18 May 1893 vol 12 c1276
DR. CAMERON (Glasgow, College)

I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland whether his attention has been called to the fact that a number of notices of removal (stated at from 70 to 100, or upwards) have been served on behalf of the Duke of Hamilton upon tenants of his in the Island of Arran; whether he is aware that the houses and lands from which these tenants are threatened with eviction have, as a rule, been built and reclaimed without assistance from the landlord; and whether, in view of the urgency of the situation, he will consider the propriety on behalf of the Government of taking measures to bring Arran under the operation of the Crofters' Acts?


The subject which my hon. Friend has brought forward is one of much gravity and importance. I have not had my attention called to it otherwise than by the newspapers; but I have read what is alleged by the Press to be taking place in Arran. I will make inquiries on the subject, and if he will put his question again sifter the holidays I will give him an answer.

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