HC Deb 05 November 1902 vol 114 c132
MR. WEIR (Ross and Cromarty)

To ask the Lord Advocate if he will state the name of the Local Government Board's inspecting officer who visited the Island of Lewis for the purpose of inquiring into questions affecting the public health what places he visited; and how many days, if any, he spent in the country districts, and how many in Stornoway.

(Answered by Mr. Graham Murray.) Mr. Millar, the Board's general superintendent of poor, and inspecting officer under the Public Health Act, arrived in Stornoway on the 20th May, and left for Harris on the 26th May. During the four working days of his presence in the Lews, he inspected the Poor Law administration of the parishes of Stornoway, Barvas, Lochs, and Uig; had interviews with the sanitary inspector and chief magistrate of Stornoway; and conferred with the medical officer of health, sanitary inspector, and officer of Naval Reserve on the subject of overcrowding. The 25th was Sunday. The distance driven in the course of Mr. Millar's visit to the Lews was about eighty miles.