§ MR. WEIR (Ross and Cromarty)
I beg to ask the Lord Advocate, as representing the Secretary for Scotland, if he will state how much of the acreage of the respective farms of Aiguish and Gress, Lewis, was applied for by the Congested Districts Board for the purpose of the settlement on new holdings of fifteen men from Knock and Swordale, who were certified by the landward committee of the Stornaway parish council to be able to stock and comfortably work good sized holdings apart from fishing and other sources of livelihood; and can he say on what ground the proprietor of Lewis declined to accede to the Board's application.
§ *THE LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. A. GRAHAM MURRAY, Buteshire)
The Stornoway landward committee did not mention acreage in their application. Their application was quoted by the Congested Districts Board to the proprietor, who simply regretted his inability to accede to the request, without assigning any reasons.