§ Mr. WEIR
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer, in view of the fact that there were upwards of 2,000,000 acres of land in the Highland crofting counties used as deer forest and exclusively for the purposes of sport, would he consider the expediency of introducing some special form of taxation on those sporting areas, especially bearing in mind that the locking-up those lands deprived the Highland people of the land which was cultivated by their forefathers, and which the people now so much needed for crofter holdings?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. Hobhouse)
As my hon. Friend is aware, my right hon. Friend's proposals for meeting the financial requirements for the year are now before the House, and he can hardly, in the circumstances, accept his suggestion.