HC Deb 13 July 1899 vol 74 cc703-4

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate, in view of the statement on page 6 of the Report of the Congested Districts Board for Scotland that difficulties have arisen owing to the divided nature of the responsibilities of the County Local Authorities and the consulting engineer, will he state whether those difficulties have been overcome; and, if so, in what way.


The statement to which the hon. Member refers was not made in the report, but in a note by the Under Secretary for Scotland, drawn up for the information of the Congested Districts Board. It applied to cases of works subsidised out of the Vote for West Highland and Island Works, but as that Vote ceased on the 31st March, 1898, there seems no object now in reopening these discussions. They were all arranged excepting the case of the Port Ness Harbour, about which the hon. Member was lately informed.