HC Deb 21 March 1910 vol 15 c906W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that, since the publication of the "Napier Report" respecting the condition of the crofters and cottars in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, the deer forest area in the Highland crofting counties has increased by 1,248,598 acres; and, in view of the fact that it has been shown by this and subsequent Reports that much of the land thus absorbed for sport might be utilised for the creation of new holdings, and be thus made available for occupation by crofters and cottars who are making urgent demands for land, will he consider the expediency of discouraging a further extension of the deer forest area by arranging for a special tax on deer forests?


I will consider the point raised by my hon. Friend.

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