HC Deb 22 April 1913 vol 52 cc228-9
38. Mr. MORTON

asked the Secretary for Scotland whether his attention has been called to the action of the Board of Agriculture (Scotland) in refusing to apply the Small Landholders (Scotland) Act for the enlargement of holdings unless the land required for the enlargement of holdings belongs to the same landlord; and, having regard to the provisions of the Small Landholders (Scotland) Act, 1911, whether he will take the opinion of the Law Officers on the matter?


I understand that the Board, acting upon a legal opinion, have declined to transmit to the Land Court applications for enlargement of holdings except from land belonging to the landlord from whom the applicant holds. As, however, the question of the competency of such applications seems arguable, stops will be taken to bring a test case before the Court.