HC Deb 11 June 1896 vol 41 cc849-50
DR. CLARK (Caithness)

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate, whether in large parishes with more than one village the parish council may by agreement acquire more than 20 acres for grazing ground; and, if not, whether the Government will initiate or assist in legislation giving parish councils, where there are several villages in the parish, power to acquire grazing grounds for each parish?


Having regard to the terms of Section 26 of the Land Government Act, 1894, the answer to the first part of the Question is in the negative—but I may state that a County Council is empowered to provide common pasture for a parish, without limitation to any specific amount by Section 12 of the Allotments (Scotland) Act, 1892. The Secretary for Scotland will be glad to consider any proposal the hon. Member may make.