HC Deb 06 May 1901 vol 93 cc762-3

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate, as representing the Secretary for Scotland, having regard to the statement contained on page xvii. of the Appendix to the Report of the Congested Districts Board, that in the parishes of Barvas, Uig, Lochs, and in the eastern portion of the parish of Storno-way, Island of Lewis, the sheep are inferior, and that better rams are required; will he state whether any arrangements have been made to meet the requirements of the respective parishes in the matter; and, if so, to what extent.


If the hon. Member will refer to page xvii. of the Report of the Congested Districts Board he will see that this question is mixed up with the question of over-stocking. The Congested Districts Board are considering both matters, and the needs of the particular localities mentioned will be kept in view along with the rest, with the purpose of making such arrangements as shall seem desirable.