HC Deb 21 April 1890 vol 343 cc957-8

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate whether the officer of the Fishery Board, on whose recommendation it was refused to grant a visit of the West Highland Commission to Portmahomack, resides in that district, or visited it to gain the required information, or conferred with the gentlemen who are actively pushing forward the proposed Portmahomack Railway, to hear their arguments in its favour, and generally discuss the "pros" and "cons" with them?


Pertmahomack is in the Dornoch Frith, and so not within the scope of the inquiry of the West Highland Commission. The Report of the Fishery Officer referred to (which as a matter of fact was favourable to the views of those persons who petitioned in favour of this place) in no way influenced the refusal referred to in the question.