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Smallholding Tenants

Volume 982: debated on Tuesday 1 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he intends to give further encouragement to his smallholding tenants to take advantage of their statutory rights to purchase their holdings.

To encourage applications from tenants of leasehold and land-hold units on my land settlement estates to buy their holdings I have decided that when I accept such an application I shall sell at 30 per cent. of the open market

Non-industrialindustrialTotal
£m.£m.£m.
1975–76530339869
1976–77557374931
1977–78578393971
1978–796154211,036
1979–80*6044171,021
* Forecast at 1978–79 prices.