HC Deb 17 March 1891 vol 351 cc1224-5
MR. MARK STEWART (Kirkcudbright)

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Agriculture if he can state when the postponed surveys on the 1–2,500 scale maps of the six Scotch counties, Fife and Kinross, Mid and East Lothian, Kirkcudbright and Wigtown, will be undertaken; and if he can inform the House what length of time it will take to complete their survey in Scotland on the 1–2,500 scale?


The arrangement for the re-survey of the six Scotch counties on the 1–2,500 scale is to employ upon it four of the field divisions now engaged in re-surveying Lancashire and Yorkshire on the same scale. One of these divisions will commence work in Edinburghshire during the course of the present year, and the others, I hope, next year. The work in Lancashire and Yorkshire has been so heavy, and the town areas have been so large, that the re-survey has taken longer than was expected; it is, therefore, not possible at present to say when the three divisions will commence work in Scotland. No accurate estimate could at present be made of the date when the re-survey of the Scotch counties will be completed, but when once taken up it will be pushed forward as quickly as possible. The levellers are already at work in advance of the re-survey.

SIR G. CAMPBELL (Kirkcaldy, &c.)

Do I understand there is no prospect of the survey of Fife being completed within a measurable time?


I am afraid I cannot add anything to the answer I have given.