HC Deb 08 May 1935 vol 301 cc962-3

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is aware that the Scottish Land Court re- cently fixed a fair rent for the holding of Summerdale, of some 1,000 acres, on the Bracadale Estate, on Skye, belonging to the Department of Agriculture; what was the amount of this fair rent; and whether the holding has since been re-let and, if so, to whom, and at what rent?

The SECRETARY of STATE for SCOTLAND (Sir Godfrey Collins)

I am aware that in August, 1934, the Scottish Land Court on a change of tenancy fixed a modified rent of £5 for the holding in question. Prior to that date the tenant renounced the holding and was relieved of the tenancy at Martinmas, 1934. From that date the holding has been let to another tenant, the son of an adjoining holder, who offered a rent of £19 but has agreed to a rent of £20 in consideration of an enlargement of the holding by 10 acres.