HC Deb 18 November 1964 vol 702 cc59-60W
Mr. Emrys Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware of the burden imposed on small farmers and especially milk producers by recent increases in rents; and if he will institute inquiries to ascertain to what extent farmers' rents in the South of Scotland have been raised in recent years.

Mr. Ross

Farm rents are fixed periodically by agreement between landlords and tenants, or failing such agreement, by arbitration. From the information before me I see no need for a special inquiry, but I shall be prepared to consider any further factual evidence which may be produced.