HC Deb 11 August 1892 vol 7 cc315-6
MR. J. G. WEIR (Ross and Cromarty)

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate whether he is aware that in the Park district of the Island of Lewis there are ten townships containing 2,000 inhabitants wholly without roads; whether the road rates are levied upon the ratepayers; and whether any grant has been made for the construction of roads in the district?

*THE LORD ADVOCATE (Sir CHARLES J. PEARSON, Edinburgh and St. Andrews Universities)

I am aware that there is a considerable population in the Park district without proper road communication, though I do not know the number of townships involved. The rates are levied on the ratepayers under Statute. The Government have been inquiring into the necessities of that and other parts of the country as regards additional roads, but the matter was not sufficiently advanced to warrant them in proposing any grant for that purpose this year.