HC Deb 02 May 1929 vol 227 cc1703-4

asked the hon. and gallant Member for Rye, as representing the Forestry Commissioners, whether he is aware that the Forestry Commission have taken over grazing and arable land at Inchnacroe, Kintail, Ross-shire, held by two smallholders, and that these two holders had some time ago been granted security of tenure by the Land Court appointed by Parliament to give such security; and under what powers and by whose authority one Government Department has violated the right granted to these holders under Statute by another Government Department?

Colonel Sir GEORGE COURTHOPE (Forestry Commissioner)

The area acquired by the Forestry Commissioners at Kintail includes land at Inchnacroe occupied by two smallholders. Their land-holding rights are unimpaired, and the Commissioners have no intention of disturbing them.


In view of the disquietude in this district, will my hon. and gallant Friend assure me that the pledge given to me last year by his predecessor remains, and will continue to be honoured?


Yes, Sir.

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