HC Deb 13 May 1918 vol 106 c36
62. Mr. WATT

asked the Secretary for Scotland whether his attention has been called to the fact that landowners in Scot land are making claims for miscropping on tenants leaving farms, which claims for alleged miscropping, in one instance amounting to £3 per acre, or £183 in all, arise directly out of the instructions of agricultural food production committees; and, if so, will he say what action his Board intend to take to prevent farmers being penalised for obeying instructions to provide food for the people?


I am informed by the Board of Agriculture for Scotland that they have no information as to claims, such as are referred to by my hon. and learned Friend, being made. If any such claims are made, they will fall to be decided either as provided in the Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act of 1908, or by the Defence of the Realm (Losses) Commission, according as the extra cultivation has been undertaken voluntarily or in compliance with the requirements of a Notice under Defence of the Realm Regulation 2M.