HC Deb 21 March 1895 vol 31 cc1557-8
MR. J. G. WEIR (Ross and Cromarty)

I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland if he has received a petition from a number of landless cottars, residing at Breanish, Uig, Island of Lewis, in which they express a hope that the present Government will take action on their behalf without delay, and giving amongst other reasons for their urgent application that they are without land, that there is sufficient land in the neighbourhood suitable for crofts now under sheep and deer, and that their families were evicted from this land; and whether he sees his way to bring in a Bill this Session to meet the case of these and other people similarly situated in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland?


I have received the Petition to which the hon. Member refers. I cannot, as I have more than once intimated, announce the proposals of the Government until I introduce the Crofters' Bill.