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Section 31 — Obtaining Commission approval or consent

Part of Crofting Reform (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 – in the Scottish Parliament at 10:30 am on 1st July 2010.

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Photo of John Scott John Scott Conservative 10:30 am, 1st July 2010

Amendments 190 and 191 are not quite what I expected Peter Peacock to lodge on maintaining the family link in crofting by assignation. Although I am keen for the next generations to follow on from their forebears, amendment 190 would not necessarily achieve that. I am persuaded that freedom of choice for crofters to assign their properties or parts thereof to whomsoever they wish is reasonable, and amendments 190 and 191 would make that process more complicated. I regret to tell Peter Peacock that I am, therefore, unable to support amendments 190 and 191.