§ MR.WEIR (Ross and Cromarty)
To ask the Secretary for Scotland whether he is aware that the Return, Parochial Medical Officers (Scotland), is inaccurate in stating that the post of medical officer for Harris was vacant only once during the seven years prior to 1903, inasmuch as the post of medical officer was vacant on two occasions for the North Harris Division and also on two occasions for the South Harris Division; and, in view of the fact that the Return contains other inaccuracies of a similar nature, will he consider the expediency of having an amended Return issued.
(Answered by Mr. A. Graham Murray.)The Local Government Board for Scotland have communicated with the inspector of poor of Harris, who supplied the information given in the Return, and he states that, so far as he knows, it is not correct that the resident medical officer ship had been vacant since 20th July, 1896, in the northern division of the parish twice, and also in the southern division of the parish twice. If the hon. Member will give the dates when the vacancies are said to have occurred the Local Government Board will make further inquiry.