HC Deb 16 March 1886 vol 303 c968
DR. R. M'DONALD (Ross and Cromarty)

asked the Secretary for Scotland, If he is assured as to whether the reports in The Scotsman and other newspapers are true — namely, that the Queen's writ does not run in parts of the Highlands and Islands; if so, has such a state of matters come to pass through neglect of the ordinary duties of Government; and, will he urge upon Her Majesty's Government, with the view of providing a remedy for such a state of matters, to institute an inquiry into the circumstances which have led to such a condition of affairs?


The state of things is undoubtedly serious in the Isle of Skye, and a spirit of lawlessness prevails there the dealing with which is engaging the attention of the Government.