§ MR. WEIR (Ross and Cromarty)
I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland whether he is aware that there is no footpath available for the children attending the school house, a distance of two miles from the township of Hacklet, Bernera, Uig, Island of Lewis: that the Local Authorities have no funds at their disposal for the purpose of making one; and whether a grant will be made to 194 meet the requirements of this poor and exposed district?
§ THE SECRETARY FOR SCOTLAND (Sir G. TREVELYAN,) Glasgow, Bridgeton
A contribution of £3,000 has been given to the County Council of Ross and Cromarty for the construction of roads and footpaths; and out of this amount a sum of no less than £2,000 has been allocated to the Island of Lewis; £600 has been assigned to the parish of Uig, out of which £150 has, I understand, been specially set aside for making a footpath at Bernera. The District Committee are primarily responsible for an impartial distribution of the grant amongst the poorer districts.