§ MR. CRAWFORD (Lanark, N.E.)
I beg to ask the Lord Advocate whether he is aware that doubts have arisen as to the powers of the Boundary Commissioners under "The Local Government (Scotland) Act, 1889," to alter the boundaries of parishes; and whether he would have any objection to state, for the satisfaction of Local Authorities, to whom litigation would be a serious matter, whether the Commissioners have any power to detach a portion of a parish lying entirely in one county for the purpose of connecting the detached portions of another parish, also wholly in the same county?
§ * THE LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. J. P. B. ROBERTSON,) Bute
From information which the hon. and learned Gentleman was good enough to give me, I find that this question is specifically before the Boundary Commissioners at the present time. He will, therefore, not misunderstand me if I say that I do not think I can, with propriety, express an opinion on the subject.