HC Deb 14 February 1893 vol 8 c1364

I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland whether the Board of Supervision is aware that there is no parochial medical officer between the townships of Garrynihine and Mealasta, in the Island of Lewis, a distance of 28 miles; and whether arrangements will be considered for the appointment of a resident medical man for the townships embraced in this area?


I am aware of what the hon. Member states, that in the parish of Uig in the Lewis, and I am sorry to say not in that parish alone, there are some very remote townships, and it is difficult to see how they could be visited by medical officers during winter. The Board of Supervision has no official concern with the medical attendance of the general public. Its attention is confined to that of the pauper class, and if complaints were made that they were being neglected it would be the duty of the Board of Supervision to call on the Parochial Boards to find the means of providing medical assistance for them.