HC Deb 09 March 1908 vol 185 cc1128-9

I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland whether he has received from the Crofters' and Cottars' Association, Carloway, Island of Lewis, a copy of a resolution passed at a recent meeting at Carloway, stating that, in view of a survey of the sheep farms at Dalbeg and Dalmore, and the Uig ranches, and sheep runs on the west coast of Lewis, the people consider that these lands are admirably suited for the formation of new holdings; and will he state whether the lands would be available in the event of the Small Landholders (Scotland) Bill now before Parliament becoming law.


The Answer to the first part of the Question is in the affirmative; but until it passes into law, it is not possible to indicate more precisely than has hitherto been done, the powers which will fall to be exercised by the authorities established under the Bill.