Crofting Reform (Scotland)

Bill Presented – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 28th November 1975.

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Mr. Secretary Ross, supported by Mr. Hugh D. Brown, presented a Bill to confer new rights on crofters and cottars to acquire subjects tenanted or occupied by them; to confer rights on crofters to share in the value of land resumed by landlords or taken possession of compulsorily; to protect the interests of crofters and cottars from planning blight; to make further provision as to financial assistance for crofters, cottars and certain owner-occupiers of certain land; to make further provision as to the removal of land from crofting tenure; to amend the law with respect to common grazings; to extend the powers of the Scottish Land Court; to make provision for pensions and compensation for members of the Crofters Commission; and for connected purposes; and the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a Second time upon Monday next and to be printed. [Bill 14.]