HC Deb 17 May 1901 vol 94 cc453-4
MR. CATHCART WASON (Orkney and Shetland)

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate if the Congested Districts Board will inquire into the circumstances of the Island of Cava, with the view of affording some relief to the parish of Orphir, of which the said island forms a part, the charges borne by the parish in respect of the said island amounting to £86 19s. 10d., the total gross rent of the island being only £31 5s.


I am informed by the Local Government Board for Scotland, within whose province the matter primarily rests, that in 1891 the population of the island was thirteen—five males and eight females, and there are only three inhabited houses;—the island being only a mile long. Without further information as to the data on which the figures stated in the question are based I am unable to give any reply; but the Local Government, Board's general superintendent will make inquiry into the circumstances when he next visits the parish.