HC Deb 20 April 1893 vol 11 c771

I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland if any decision has been come to in the matter of the applications for small grants for the construction of piers at Portnahaven, Mingary, and other places in Argyllshire made by the County Council?


In reply to the hon. Member, I am glad to inform him that the applications for piers at Portnahaven, Lochbuie, and Croggan have been entertained in terms of Section 42 Sub-section (4) of the Western Highlands Works Act, 1891. The two last have been submitted to the Board of Trade under the same Act and section, and Portnahaven will be submitted as soon as the final plans and specifications are furnished by the County Council. The application for a pier at Blackmill Bay has also been entertained upon the condition that the grant to be recommended to the Treasury for sanction will not exceed a given sum, whatever the final cost of the work may be. I am awaiting a reply from the County Council on this point, accompanied by the plans and other documents required by the Act, on the receipt of which the application will at once be submitted to the Board of Trade. The application for a pier at Mingary is still under consideration, and I am awaiting a further communication from the County Council on certain points in connection with it.