HC Deb 10 June 1902 vol 109 cc237-8

To ask the First Lord of the Treasury, in view of the fact that between the years 1883 and 1898 as many as 12,000 acres of grazing and arable land have been added to the deer forest of Strathconon, Ross-shire, and that, although the forest now comprises 39,000 acres, it is proposed to still further extend it by adding to it the sheep farm of Glenmeanie, will he cause some inquiry to be made in regard to the extension of deer forests in the Highland crofting counties in recent years, with a view to the introduction of legislation such as will tend to check the practice.

(Answer.) I am afraid I cannot add anything to the answer which I gave on the 12th May last.† In my judgment, no useful purpose would be served by the inquiry proposed.—(Treasury.)