§ MR. WEIR (Ross and Cromarty)
I beg to ask the Lord Advocate if the Congested Districts Board will consider the expediency of granting loans to crofters and others in the Island of Lewis for the purpose of erecting new houses, in cases in which the present structures have been condemned by local authorities as insanitary and fever-stricken dwellings.
THE SOLICITOR-GENERAL (Mr. SCOTT DICKSON,) Glasgow, Bridgton
Under the existing law the Congested Districts Board has no power to grant loans to crofters for the purpose of erecting new houses on their crofts. A Bill to amend the Act in this as well as in other respects is now before the House.