§ MR. MACFARLANE (Argyll)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that a fence has been erected at Ballachulish Pier for the purposes of excluding the coaches of all but one coach owner; whether the terms upon which the erection of the pier upon the foreshore was granted justifies a proceeding which reduces the general accommodation of the public; if he will order the removal of the fence in question; and whether a charge of 3d. upon every passenger landing on the Ballachulish Pier is legal?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE (Mr. MUNDELLA,) Sheffield, Brightside
I am making inquiries on the subject of the fence referred to by the hon. Member with the object of ascertaining the views of both parties to the dispute which has arisen. There appears 887 to be no statutory authority for the erection of the pier at Ballachulish, or for the imposition of dues for the use of it.