[diggers350] Re: landownership

Gavin Parker Gavin.Parker at surrey.ac.uk
Wed Aug 18 19:31:56 BST 1999

Ed and all

Thanks for the list address. I suppose you have seen the July 
document -  Land Reform. Proposals for Legislation. Published by 
the Scottish Executive. If you or anyone else wnants a copy and it 
is well worth seeing what is being proposed in Scotland, the 
number to call is: 0870 606 5566  I think HMSO are charging for it.

On a wider note let's make sure this list is for info exchange as 
well as debate. The better informed we all are the better we can 
persuade others to think about change and to pass on what we 
know to others. A commonwealth of knowledge? (Sorry a 
statement and a question all in one again... :-}... )


Date sent:      	Wed, 18 Aug 1999 17:09:39 +0100
From:           	Ed Iglehart <tipiglen at dircon.co.uk>
To:             	Gavin Parker <Gavin.Parker at surrey.ac.uk>
Subject:        	landownership

good comments.  Are you aware that it is proposed to move to 
ownership in Scotland under the abolition of feudalism?

If not, look into the white paper on the Scottish Executive site or 
Wightman's papers www.caledonia.org.uk/land/brief01.htm and join 
the land
reform list if not already on it
          Land Reform List <landreform at list.cali.co.uk>
also http://www.tipiglen.dircon.co.uk/ogilvie.html

All the best, and please excuse 'cross posting' or teaching granny 
to suck
eggs, etc Ed Iglehart -- People who are funny and smart and return 
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Dr Gavin Parker
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