§ Mr. Rankin
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware of the confusion created by the issue of the circular from his Department dealing with those tenants who are under notice to leave their premises before May term; and if he will make a further statement to announce his future policy.
§ Mr. Woodburn
I informed local authorities in a circular dated 7th April that I should be glad to have particulars of cases affecting shop tenancies where it appeared to them that the circumstances would justify consideration of the use of requisitioning powers. So far as I am aware, the procedure to be followed is generally understood and no confusion has been caused by the circular.