HC Deb 28 November 1962 vol 668 cc71-2W
112 and 113. Sir D. Robertson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) how much was paid by Mr. Robert Mackay for the assignation of the De- partment of Agriculture croft No. 6 West Murkle, Caithness; and why there was no competition, thus denying any farm worker an opportunity of becoming tenant;

(2) how much was paid by Mr. Michael Spencer for the assignation of the Department of Agriculture croft No. 3 Braal, Halkirk; and why no farm worker got a chance of becoming the tenant.

Mr. Noble

I have no information as to payments made by the assignees in these cases as payments by an assignee to a crofter are a private matter. The question of competition does not arise in cases of assignation since the choice of assignee rests solely with the crofter.