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CHAR 2/50 Public and Political: General: Small Landholders (Scotland) Bill: Notes and memoranda.

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CHAR 2/50/1

Letter from Sir John Dewar [later Lord Forteviot] (The Royal Hotel, Portree, Isle of Skye [Inverness-shire, Scotland] to WSC (Dundee, [Angus, Scotland]) enclosing a memorandum on the land question in the highlands of Scotland [see CHAR 2/50/2-3]. He thinks the Small Landholders (Scotland) Bill meets the wishes of the crofters and small-holders whilst Lord Lovat's bill does not.

09 Jan 1910
CHAR 2/50/2-3

Memorandum [by Sir John Dewar, later Lord Forteviot] explaining why the crofters of the highlands of Scotland support the Government's Small Landholders Bill as the best means of making more land available to be held on crofting tenure, and why they oppose Lord Lovat's rival measure, which would entail the merging of the Crofters' Commission with the Congested Districts Board. Sent with CHAR 2/50/1.

[Jan 1910]
CHAR 2/50/4-6

Telegram from [Alexander Murray, Master of Elibank, later Lord Murray of Elibank] (Edinburgh, [Scotland]) to WSC (Queens Hotel, Dundee, [Angus, Scotland]) stating that the Lords having twice rejected the Land Bill the Government is free to make further proposals on the issue. He is sending a copy of the Prime Minister's speech at Earlston [Berwickshire, Scotland] and mentions that he has asked [Sir John Dewar, later Lord Forteviot] to write on the shortcomings of 14th Lord Lovat's and 3rd Lord Camperdown's bills.

06 Jan 1910
CHAR 2/50/7

Printed cabinet memorandum by "J S" [John Sinclair, 1st Lord Pentland, Secretary for Scotland] summarising the proposals of the Small Landholders (Scotland) Bill. Annotated that this memorandum was first printed on 2 Mar 1907. 4p.

22 Feb 1910