§ MR. WEIR
I beg to ask the Lord Advocate, in view of the difficulty experienced by cottars in the Sandwick district of Shetland, and throughout the Highland crofting counties, in obtaining land for house sites, will the Government consider the desirability of introducing legislation such as will give the local authority compulsory powers to obtain land at fair rentals for the requirements of the people.
§ * THE LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. A. GRAHAM MURRAY, Buteshire)
No representation has been received from the cottars of the Sandwick district of Shetland. The Government do not consider it desirable to introduce legislation in the sense contemplated by the hon. Member.