HC Deb 30 October 1902 vol 113 c1184

To ask the Lord Advocate if the Congested Districts Board will again consider the expediency of providing a grant in aid of the construction of a harbour at Swordle, Island of Lewis; and will he state on what ground this assistance has hitherto been refused.

(Answered by Mr. Graham Murray.) Assistance has been refused on the ground that Swordle is only distant three miles from Stornoway and about two miles from Bayble, to which the Board have quite recently granted £1,640 towards a pier, and the Board have not hitherto felt justified in aiding works in such close proximity to each other.