HC Deb 01 July 1997 vol 297 c137W
Mrs. Ray Mitchie

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions have been held with representatives of the Scottish Crofter's Union regarding(a) changes to land tenure and (b) specific grants fur crofters and crofting communities. [3822]

Mr. Chisholm

[holding answer 23 June 1997]: My noble Friend the Minister for Agriculture, the Environment and Fisheries met representatives of the Scottish Crofters' Union (SCU) on 9 June. There was no discussion of changes to land tenure as such but union representatives outlined their ideas for the establishment of a Pan-Highland Trust. In addition, the SCU mentioned the importance to crofters of the crofters building grants and loans scheme.

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