HC Deb 28 July 1926 vol 198 cc2123-4W

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether the eight new holdings and eight enlargements which have been formed on Eriboll farm since it was purchased by the Board of Agriculture are included in the subjects to be sold; whether, if they are so included, the opportunity to purchase has first been offered to the sitting tenants and where any reference can be found to these holdings in the particulars circulated by the direction of the Board of Agriculture; and, if they are not so included, whether it is intended to retain these holdings and enlargements in the possession of the Board?


The new holdings and enlargements referred to by the hon. and gallant Member were included in the subjects of Eriboll Estate which were offered for sale. The holders who, with one exception, only possess shares in a common grazing, were not given the opportunity of purchasing their holdings. Reference to these holdings was made on page 4 of the particulars of the estate, which were available in connection with the proposed sale. In the event of a sale taking place, it is not intended to retain these holdings in the possession of the Board of Agriculture.