HC Deb 08 March 1911 vol 22 c1217

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he was aware that, although the last Return of Deer Forests in the Highland Crofting Counties, published in 1908, showed that the deer forest acreage in these counties had risen to 2,958,490 acres, the assessment thereon was only £132,041; and, seeing that these deer forests produced high rentals, would he consider the expediency of taking such steps as might be necessary to secure assessments more approximate to the rentals which landlords obtained from sporting tenants?


The statutory provisions relative to the valuation of deer forests are not peculiar to these subjects, and appeals to the County Valuation Committees and from them to the Valuation Appeal Court are therefore available. This right of appeal is not confined to the owner of the subjects as valued, but may be taken advantage of by any person having an interest to challenge the valuation.