HC Deb 02 July 1896 vol 42 c523
MR. J. G. WEIR (Ross and Cromarty)

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate if he is now in a position to state whether the landlord of the Island of North Uist, Inverness-shire, has yet agreed to allow the sheriff substitute and procurator fiscal at Lochmaddy residence there; and, if not whether arrangements will be made to enable these officials to secure residence in the island?


I am glad to be able to inform the hon. Member, so far as the sheriff substitute is concerned, that a lease is now under adjustment; but I am unable to say the same as regards the procurator fiscal. It is to be hoped that the proprietor and the procurator fiscal may eventually arrange the matter in a friendly way, but no power exists to compel proprietors to grant feus or leases to public officials.

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