HC Deb 15 February 1900 vol 79 cc87-8

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate if he will state what progress has been made with the scheme for the erection of fishermen's dwellings in the Island of Lewis.


The Congested Districts Board secured from the proprietor of the Island of Lewis an offer to feu direct to fishermen twenty-six quarter-acre plots at the rate of £4 an acre (the minimum rate allowed by the Court of Session for this entailed estate) in the Battery Park, Stornoway. They offered to bear the law costs and to construct necessary enclosures, roads, drains and a water supply pipe—all free of cost to the feuar. They also offered to lend £120 to each feuar to enable him to erect his house—principal and interest being repayable by instalments in thirty years. Full intimation was made of these proposals, but, as the result was one solitary application, the Board could not go further with the scheme, though they are quite willing to make another attempt if convinced that applications will be forthcoming.