Lieut.-Colonel A. MURRAY
asked the Secretary for Scotland whether he is aware that in the interests of small holders in Scotland it has become urgently necessary to amend in certain respects the Smallholders (Scotland) Act, 1911; and whether, with a view to early legislation in the matter, he will himself consider, or will appoint a Committee of Scottish Members of this House to consider, what amendments to the Act may be necessary?
§ Mr. MUNRO
I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the Debate on the 11th ultimo on the Second Reading of the Small Landholders (Scotland) Bill introduced by my hon. Friend the Member for East Edinburgh. I stated on that occasion that I recognised the need for amendment of the existing law, and that the matter would be dealt with in the Bill for Land Settlement in Scotland, which I hope to introduce at an early date.