Land Reform in Scotland inquiry

Inquiry status: Interim report published; oral evidence ongoing

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Written evidence to the inquiry into land reform in Scotland can be submitted online:

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The Scottish Affairs Committee has launched an open consultation on a programme of comprehensive land reform in Scotland. The Committee commissioned a briefing paper from four notable land experts and has invited responses from all sectors of society in Scotland and the UK more widely. On 20 March 2014 the Committee published its interim findings.



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