§ MR. JOHN DEWAR (Inverness)
I beg to ask the Lord Advocate whether the Secretary for Scotland has yet been able to come to a satisfactory arrangement with Lady Gordon Cathcart to provide land for the crofters and cottars in the island of Barra; and whether the report by Mr. M'Intyre, of the Crofters' Commission on the subject will be published.
§ * THE LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. A. GRAHAM MURRAY,) Buteshire
No arrangement has been concluded, but negotiations for the purchase of a portion of the island of Barra are in progress. If they are suc- 313 cessful an announcement will be made so far as circumstances admit. It is not proposed to publish the report referred to.