§ MR. WEIR
To ask the Lord Advocate if he will state an what terms the Congested Districts Board are now prepared to feu land near Stornoway for fishermen's dwellings, and will he say how much land, if any, has been acquired by the Board for this purpose.
(Answered by the Lord Advocate.) The Board have not acquired any land in Lewis, but Major Matheson recently proposed to the Congested Districts Board that the ground at Boulnacraig, Stornoway, extending to about seven acres, should be feued in twenty-nine lots for fishermen's dwellings on the same conditions as in the previous offer by the Board (published in Appendix.'No. VIII., of their Second Report for 1899–1900), except that instead of the offer being made to cottar fishermen it should be extended so as to include fishermen or the sons of fishermen in Lewis, living entirely or mainly by fishing. The offer was made public on the 16th of last month.