HC Deb 17 February 1914 vol 58 c769
58. Mr. CASSEL

asked whether any lands under the control of the Scottish Office are, or at any time during the year 1913, were let, or used, or offered on lease for sporting purposes; and, if so, what is the acreage of such lands?


The Board of Agriculture for Scotland, as successors to the Congested Districts Board, has five estates, the shootings over which were let in 1913; the total area of land thus let in that year was 94,000 acres, including land in Barra, leased from Lady Cathcart, and sublet with the shootings over the Board's estate. Almost the whole of the Board's land is occupied by smallholders.