HC Deb 18 April 1905 vol 145 cc427-8
Ms. EUGENE WASON (Clackmannan and Kinross)

To ask the Lord-Advocate whether, seeing that, under Section 200 of the Burgh Police (Scotland) Act, 1892, the right of a lessor under a building lease, however few remaining years have to run of the lease, can be confiscated under a process against the. lessee, although the lessor is no party to the action or may not know of this action, so that a party purchasing holds the land in perpetuity without being liable to pay any tack duty or being subject to any building regulations of the estate on which the subjects are situate, he will be prepared to take action to have the law modified.

(Answered by Mr. Scott Dickson.) My attention has been called to the decision in the Court of Session in the case of Young v. Grainger. I am not, however, at present prepared to promote legislation on the subject.