HC Deb 09 April 1897 vol 48 c855

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate whether the Secretary for Scotland has received a, communication from the Lewis District Committee expressing deep regret that, the promised grant for the construction of piers at Bayble and Valtos, Island of Lewis, has been withdrawn; whether he is aware that plans for these piers have been approved by the Board of Trade, and lodged within the specified time; that tenders have been advertised for; and that the people of the district have undertaken to give a large proportion of the cost of the piers in free labour; and whether, in view of these circumstances, he will arrange for the construction of those piers at an early date?


As this Question was only put down on the Paper to-day, I must request the hon. Member to postpone it until after the holidays.