§ MR. SEYMOUR KEAY (Elgin and Nairn)
I beg to ask the Lord Advocate whether Section 96 (16), of the Housing of the Working Classes Act, 1890, deprives County Councils in Scotland of all the powers vested in them in the whole of Part 2 of that Act, or only of the powers conferred on County Councils by Section 45 thereof; and, in a county which has not been divided into districts under the Local Government (Scotland) Act, 1889, Sections 77 and 78, to what Public Authority is the Medical Officer of Health bound to report any case of a dwelling unfit for human habitation, under Section 30 of the Housing of the Working Classes Act, 1890?
§ *SIR C. J. PEARSON
It appears to me that Section 45 is the only section referred to in Section 96 (16). As regards the second part of the question, the proper authority to report to is the County Council, which, in an undivided county, is the Local Authority under the Public Health Acts, and as such the Local Authority under the Housing of the Working Classes Act, 1890.