HC Deb 06 March 1900 vol 80 c214

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate, having regard to the fact that the Congested Districts Board, with a view to encourage and improve the breed of poultry, sent an expert last autumn to lecture in Sutherland and Caithness, will he state whether the Island of Lewis and the outlying congested districts in other crofting counties outside the line of railway will be visited at an early date; and will he say in what districts sittings of eggs have been distributed.


I am informed by the Congested Districts Board that they cannot at present say whether an expert will be sent, but they are considering how best to convey instruction to crofters in outlying districts. Sittings of eggs have been distributed—In Argyll: Coll and Mull; in Inverness: Barra, Duirinish, Harris, Kilmuir, and North Uist; in Ross: Gairloch, Lochs, and Ullapool; in Shetland: Cunningsburgh, Hillswick, Vaila and Whalsay.