§ 36. Major MACKENZIE WOOD
asked the Secretary for Scotland whether any decision has yet been come to as to the application to Scotland of the promised Bill to give security of tenure to tenant farmers?
39. Lieut.-Colonel A. MURRAY
asked the Secretary for Scotland whether he is aware that there is an increasing number of tenants in Scotland receiving notices to quit owing to the sale of their farms; and whether, in these circumstances, he can hold out any hopes that a Bill giving security of tenure to agricultural tenants in Scotland will shortly be introduced?
§ The SECRETARY for SCOTLAND (Mr. Munro)
I am not aware of any appreciable increase in the number of notices to quit. As regards the Bill, I would refer my hon. and gallant Friends to the replies given yesterday by the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture, to which I am not, as yet, in a position to add.
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture told us nothing at all about Scotland?
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that there is a very distinct feeling to the contrary in Scotland, and that there should be a separate Bill for Scotland?
§ Major W. MURRAY
Can the right hon. Gentleman give a guarantee that the case of Scotland will be considered, whether there be one or two Bills, contemporaneously with that of England?