HC Deb 09 November 1943 vol 393 cc1113-4W
Mr. Sloan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has considered the letter of protest from the Executive Committee of the Ayrshire Branch of the Farmers' Union protesting against the eviction of Mr. Reid, tenant farmer, of Bank-end Farm, Cumnock; and what reply he has sent?

Mr. Johnston

I have not received any such letter. The President of the Scottish National Farmers' Union discussed the case with me on 22nd October, when I explained the legal position in regard to tenancies of land which has not been sold since the beginning of the war. I subsequently sent him a copy of the letter I wrote to my hon. Friend on 2nd August last.