Forest Workers' Holdings.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland. – in the House of Commons am ar 29 Gorffennaf 1931.

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Major WOOD:

59.

(for Mr. SCOTT) asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade, as representing the Forestry Commissioners, how many smallholdings have been established in Scotland to date on land acquired by the Commissioners; the total acreage of such holdings and the average acreage and rental of the holdings; whether the rents of the holdings have been fixed by the Scottish Land Court and the holders registered as landholders or statutory small tenants; and whether, if not, he will state the reason why this has not been done and the tenure on which the holders occupy?

Photo of Mr Walter Smith Mr Walter Smith , Norwich

The Forestry Commissioners have established 235 forest workers' holdings in Scotland to date on land acquired by them, the total acreage of such holdings being 1,081 and the average acreage 4½ and rental £11. The rents of the holdings have not been fixed by the court and the holders are not registered, the reason being that the tenancies are subject to service and employment. They continue by tacit relocation from month to month and may be terminated by either party on a month's notice.