HC Deb 29 October 1912 vol 43 cc233-4

asked the Secretary for Scotland whether his attention has been drawn to a meeting of the Highland Land Values League, in the Liberal Rooms, Inverness, at which Mr. M'Tavish, recently chairman of the Inverness Radical Association and now custodian of the rolls to the Scottish Land Court, presented fourteen copies of the works of Henry George to the league, and at which a propagandist policy with a distribution of literature was settled upon; and whether this action on the part of an official of the Land Court is in accordance with the rules of the Civil Service?


I am informed by Mr. M'Tavish that, before taking up the duties of his appointment tinder the Land Court, he resigned his membership of the league, stating that in future he could take no active part in politics, and that he was not present at the meeting referred to. His attitude appears to have been perfectly correct. The presentation of books was not made at the time of the meeting but some two months before, at the time of his resignation.


Seeing that there are fourteen copies of this book available, will the right hon. Gentleman secure a copy for the hon. Gentleman who asks the question?