§ MR. WEIR
I beg to ask the Lord Advocate whether the Secretary for Scotland has received a communication from the Lewis District Committee ex pressing deep regret that the promised grant for the construction of piers at Bayble and Valtos, Island of Lewis, has been withdrawn; whether he is aware that plans for these piers have been approved by the Board of Trade, and lodged within the specified time; that tenders have been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 these piers at an early date?
§ * MR. H. T. ANSTRUTHER (St. Andrews Burghs, for the LORD ADVOCATE)
The Secretary for Scotland has received a communication from the Lewis District Committee, as stated by the hon. Member. He is substantially correct in what he says as to the proposed pier at Bayble, but the project for 1129 the one to be constructed at Valtos has not yet been entertained by the Secretary for Scotland, nor, so far as he is aware, have the plans been yet submitted to the Board of Trade, for the reason that the County Council has not vet given the guarantees always required in such cases. The Secretary for Scotland is not in a position, to give a definite undertaking at present as regards the construction of these piers.