HC Deb 01 March 1886 vol 302 c1518

asked the Secretary for Scotland, Whether, in the peculiar circumstances of the Island of Skye at present, he will lay upon the Table of the House Returns showing the arrears in the whole Island, as at 14th February, of school and poor rates, under the heads of landlords, tenants paying over £30 a-year, and tenants paying under £30 a-year?


The Board of Supervision intended to obtain Returns of the arrears of poor rate at the beginning of April, in which the information as to the arrears of school rates which my hon. Friend wishes to get can be included. There is a difficulty about obtaining frequent Returns, as the duties of the Inspectors of the Poor are at present very onerous. The best plan will be for these Returns to be taken in hand at once, and put into the shape, as far as it can be accomplished, which will meet the wishes of my hon. Friend. When I have got them they will be laid upon the Table.