HC Deb 29 June 1943 vol 390 c1456
27. Mr. Snadden

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is aware that tenants of agricultural holdings in Scotland are being given notice to quit in spite of their willingness to arbitrate on rentals and in spite of any evidence of bad husbandry; and will he consider submitting suitable legislation in order to provide reasonable security of tenure in such cases?

Mr. Johnston

I understand that there have been a few cases such as those mentioned by my hon. Friend. As he will be aware, there are certain provisions in Defence Regulations designed for the protection of agricultural tenants in this matter, though I recognise that these provisions will not safeguard tenants in every case. I understand that the National Farmers' Union is collecting and examining evidence on this subject.