Damage to Crops, Dochcarty, Dingwall.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland. – in the House of Commons at on 19 June 1928.

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Photo of Mr George Hardie Mr George Hardie , Glasgow Springburn

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps he proposes to take to prevent serious loss to the crops of crofters caused by deer, especially at the heights of Dochcarty, Dingwall?

Photo of Mr William Watson Mr William Watson , Carlisle

My right hon. Friend has received no representations that damage by deer to crofters' crops has taken place or is likely to take place in the district mentioned in the hon. Member's question.

Photo of Mr George Hardie Mr George Hardie , Glasgow Springburn

Is the Lord Advocate not aware of two Court cases where crofters were fined, and is he not aware that a statement was made that they had been given permission by the owner to shoot deer, and is he aware that the deer do not come down until dark, and that you cannot shoot deer in the dark? What does he propose to do in the matter?

Photo of Mr William Watson Mr William Watson , Carlisle

The answer which I have given is the reply of my right hon. Friend on the subject.

Photo of Mr George Hardie Mr George Hardie , Glasgow Springburn

Are we not entitled to ask why the information is so inaccurate?

Photo of Mr William Watson Mr William Watson , Carlisle

I am not aware that it is inaccurate.

Photo of Mr John Whitley Mr John Whitley , Halifax

The hon. Member is giving information.