§ SIR C. CAMERON (Glasgow, College)
I beg to ask the Lord Advocate whether his attention has been called to the statement contained in a Glasgow paper to the effect that in the Island of Coll, in consequence of his having incurred the displeasure of the proprietor of the island by standing against the factor for the County Council, the Rev. Mr. Ross, Free Church Minister there, had been subjected to many annoyances, the last move against him being the barricading of his front and kitchen doors by the factor, by the erection of six rows of barbed wire fencing, and the filling up of the well, from which the manse got its supply of water, with all sorts of filth and stones; whether it is true that the barricading with barbed wire fencing described was thrice renewed after removal; and whether the Procurator Fiscal has inquired into the case; and, if not, whether he will instruct him to institute inquiries?
§ MR. J. B. BALFOUR
I am making inquiries into the statement to which my hon. Friend has called my attention, but have not as yet had time to receive a reply.