HC Deb 29 March 1886 vol 304 cc104-5
MR. MARK STEWART (Kirkcudbright)

asked the Secretary to the Treasury, Whether the Government will consent to the facilities for the formation and working of tramways, given by "The Tramways (Ireland) Act, 1883," being extended to those parts of Scotland included in the Crofters Bill of the Government now before Parliament?

THE LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. J. B. BALFOUR) (&c.) (who replied) said Clackmannan,

The question of extending the provisions of the Tramways Act to the Highlands of Scotland has not been considered, because the Government have been doing what is regarded as much more material—largely improving the steamer communication amongst the Islands and on the coasts of the Highlands with very great and immediate advantage.