§ MR. WEIR (Ross and Cromarty)
To ask the Secretary for Scotland if he will state what action has been taken by the Local Government Board for Scotland with a view to secure a suitable water supply for the village of Lochcarron, Ross-shire.
(Answered by Mr. A. Graham Murray.) The Local Government Board, on learning that the water supply to Lochcarron village was defective, at once drew the local authority's attention to the matter, and were informed in reply that in January last the local authority had given instructions to have the pumps 257 repaired. The Board now learn that the water supply is in good order and the pumps working well, with the exception of one, the supply for which passes through crofters' ground, who oppose the opening of the drain until the crop is lifted. The chairman of the water supply committee is acting as interim water inspector to see that the plant is attended to and kept in repair.