§ MR. WEIR (ROSS and Cromarty)
To ask the Secretary for Scotland having regard to the fact that the Small Landholders (Scotland) Bill has now been definitely abandoned, will he state whether in view of the pressing need of land legislation, he intends to introduce, at an early date, a fresh Bill to amend the Crofters Acts.
(Answered by Mr. Sinclair.) I can only refer my hon. friend to the Answer given by me yesterday on behalf of the Prime Minister to the similar Question addressed to him by my hon. friend. I must remind my hon. friend of the fact that the arrest of the progress of the Small Landholders (Scotland) Bill this session was due not to its abandonment by the Government, but to its rejection upon Second Reading by the House of Lords.