HC Deb 09 December 1919 vol 122 c1135
67. Major W. MURRAY

asked the Secretary for Scotland whether an Agricultural Bill creating security of tenure for farmers in Scotland upon certain conditions will be introduced at the same time as the. English Agricultural Bill; and whether, in view of the number of notices to quit at Whitsunday next which have been served on Scottish farmers, the Bill will be retrospective as regards such notices?


The question of special legislation for Scotland will receive consideration, but I am not at present in a position to give any undertaking in the matter. I may add that the Board of Agriculture for Scotland have no information bearing out the suggestion that notices served for Whitsunday next are substantially more numerous than in past years.

Lieut.-Colonel A. MURRAY

Then is it not proposed to give farmers in Scotland security of tenure, though it is proposed to do so in England?


I think the whole question is under consideration now.