HC Deb 16 March 1896 vol 38 c997

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate, whether, having regard to the fact that Crown officials at Lochmaddy, North Uist, are wholly dependent upon the owner of the island for residence, that the Sheriff has been under notice of eviction and the Procurator Fiscal has already been evicted, will he state the conditions on which the gaol and court house are held from the same landlord?


There is no gaol at Lochmaddy. There are legalised prison cells which, with the court house, are built on land acquired by the Commissioners of Supply and held under a feu disposition for a yearly payment of £2. If the hon. Member desires to know what the other conditions are, I must refer him to the parties to the contract.