HC Deb 11 December 1900 vol 88 cc508-9

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate if he will state whether the circular letter sent out some time since by the Secretary for Scotland to landlords in the highlands and islands of Scotland has yet resulted in offers of land to the Congested Districts Board.


I am informed that land has been offered for holdings in Skye, Harris, North Uist, Mull and Sutherlandshire, although no crofter has as yet been emigrated from congested districts to other parts of Scotland. The Congested Districts Board have completed arrangements, so far as they are concerned, for the creation of holdings in certain places, and in some cases new holdings have actually been occupied. The Board are also negotiating about others. Full details will be given in their next annual report.