§ 78. Major M'KENZIE WOOD
asked the Secretary for Scotland whether, in view of the numerous recent sales of estates to land speculators, he will introduce legislation to give to all farmers the same rights of security of tenure, compensation for improvements, and fair rent, which arc given to small landholders or statutory small tenants under the Small Landholders (Scotland) Act, 1911?
§ The SECRETARY for SCOTLAND (Mr. Munro)
I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to what I said on this subject last Thursday in reply to the hon. and gallant Member for Kincardine and West Aberdeen.
§ Major WOOD
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that as a result of these speculations farmers have been turned out of farms which have been in their families for long periods?
Does the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture speak for Scotland, and will his statement include the question so far as it relates to Scotland?