HC Deb 15 December 1949 vol 470 c325W
Sir D. Robertson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland for what purpose the Forestry Commission propose to eject the present tenant of Inveran Farm and House, in view of the fact that he is 73 years of age, held the tenancy for over 20 years until May, 1949, and was compelled to return and occupy the farmhouse when Inveran Hotel was burned down in June.

Mr. Woodburn

The Forestry Commission acquired Inveran Farm by agreement in 1948 for the creation of forest workers' holdings, and the farmhouse is needed for the accommodation of the workers. Mr. Macpherson, who was tenant of the Inveran Hotel (which is not Forestry Commission property) as well as of Inveran Farm, relinquished his tenancy of the farmhouse as from October, 1949, but was given a temporary extension of his occupancy of the farmhouse by the Commission after Inveran Hotel was burned down. The Commission regret that they cannot further assist Mr. Macpherson by extending his occupancy of the farmhouse beyond Whitsunday, 1950, since this would seriously prejudice the supply of labour for their forestry operations.