HC Deb 20 April 1896 vol 39 c1248
MR. J. MCLEOD (Sutherland)

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate, whether his attention has been directed to a Resolution passed by a recent public meeting in the Rosehall district of Sutherland respectfully urging upon the Government the immediate necessity for an amendment of the Crofters' Holdings (Scotland) Act, 1886, so as to include leaseholders paying up to £30 annual rental; and, whether he can state if the Secretary for Scotland has yet completed his Inquiry into the condition of the small leaseholders within the Highland area?


My attention has been called to the Resolution passed at a recent meeting of the Rose-hall branch of the Sutherland Land Law Reform Association. No formal Inquiry has been held. The Secretary for Scotland desired more accurate information on certain points, which has now been in part received. But I can only repeat that the Government cannot at present give any undertaking on the subject.