HC Deb 15 July 1914 vol 64 c1921
67. Mr. COWAN

asked the Lord Advocate whether his attention has been called to a recent decision of the Land Court which dismissed the application of William Simpson to be declared a landholder or a statutory small tenant on the estate of Lord C. Crichton-Stuart, on the ground that the applicant was not holding under a lease of earlier date than 1st April, 1912; and if he can state whether Simpson was actually in occupation of the holding at that date?


I have made inquiry into the circumstances of the case referred to by my hon. Friend. I am informed that William Simpson was in actual occupation of the holding at the date mentioned. His possession, however, was on behalf of his brother-in-law, Alexander Murdoch, who was tenant of the holding at 1st April, 1912, and continued his tenancy till Whitsunday, 1912.