HC Deb 20 February 1900 vol 79 cc581-2

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate, having regard to the fact that under the Western Highlands and Islands Works Act, 1891, it was the practice to make grants in aid for the construction of harbours equal to two-thirds of the estimated cost of the work, will he explain why the Congested Districts Board, which now undertake work formerly conducted under the Act above referred to, have in some instances recently declined to make a grant of more than one third of the estimated cost of the work.


The Congested Districts Board deal with the applications referred to by the hon. Member on their merits, and do not consider they are bound by any practice that may have previously existed.