§ 8. Sir D. Robertson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland, why, in his capacity as landlord of crofts in Caithness, he is rejecting farm workers as tenants While men of means are accepted without competition.
§ Sir D. Robertson
It would be interesting to know if any farm worker in Caithness has received the tenancy of a croft owned by the Department of Agriculture. Is it not well known that the sole reason that these experienced and skilful men are unable to get land to work on their own account is that crofts are being sold for cash, and is not that fact admitted by the Crofters' Commission?
§ Mr. John MacLeod
Can my right hon. Friend say for what sums they were sold and whether the land was separated from the house in any of these instances?