HC Deb 05 March 1895 vol 31 c385

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate, whether the Government contemplates legislating this Session on the lines of the Report made to Parliament by the Select Committee on Feus and Leases in Scotland; and if he can state when a Bill on this subject is likely to be submitted for the consideration of the House?


A Bill has already been prepared to give effect to one of the most important recommendations of the Commission—namely, to provide for the acquisition by Local Authorities, voluntarily or compulsorily, of land for workmen's houses; and also to simplify the procedure for the acquisition by Local Authorities of land for the purposes for which they have already power to acquire it. The Bill will probably be introduced shortly.