HC Deb 07 June 1904 vol 135 cc919-20
MR. WEIR (Ross and Cromarty)

To ask the Secretary for Scotland whether he is aware that the water supply for Erbusaig Public School, Ross-shire, consists of surface water drained into a shallow well unprovided with a suitable protecting cover; that the water is liable to all sorts of animal pollution; and that in dry weather the supply ceases; and, seeing that the water is often quite unfit for drinking purposes, and that an ample supply of spring water may be obtained from the hill face three or four hundred yards from the school, will the Local Government Board for Scotland suggest to the local authorities the expediency of having the water conveyed to the school by pipes from this source.

(Answered by Mr. A. Graham Murray.) I am informed that the water supply for Erbusaig School, though ample at present, is conducted into the premises from a shallow surface well and is liable to be affected by drought. A plentiful supply of good water is, however, always obtainable within eighty yards of the school.