HC Deb 22 July 1902 vol 111 c909

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate whether he is aware that, in order that the harbour of Port of Ness, Island of Lewis, which wag constructed out of a Government grant, should be rendered of service at the earliest possible date, 150 of the fishermen have recently expressed their willingness to give six days free labour each to assist in the removal of the accumulated sand; and, in view of this offer, will the Congested Districts Board endeavour to arrive at an early decision in regard to the application which was made to them some time since relative to the removal of the sand during the summer months.


I am informed that an offer has been made on behalf of 140 fishermen to each give six days free labour, to begin on 1st October next. The Board will arrive at as early a decision as possible in the difficult and complicated situation of this case.