HC Deb 09 November 1937 vol 328 cc1592-3
72. Mr. Thorne

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many Skye crofters are affected by the decision of the court that their houses should share the benefits of agricultural derating?

Mr. Elliot

I am informed that in 1,632 cases in Skye the county valuation appeal committee have given decisions upholding appeals by crofters against the entry of their dwelling-houses in the valuation roll. The present position with regard to these decisions is as stated in my reply of 28th October last to a question by the hon. Member for the Western Isles (Mr. M. MacMillan) of which I am sending the hon. Member a copy.