HC Deb 13 April 1905 vol 145 c72
MR. CATHCART WASON (Orkney and Shetland)

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate whether he is aware that the legal expenses recently incurred by the Durness Parish Council by their litigation with the parish medical officer have been put upon the parish rates; and whether, seeing that those ratepayers who jointly pay more than two-thirds of the parish rates protested against the action of the chairman and two members of the parish council which led to these legal expenses being incurred, he will say whether the Local Government Board for Scotland have sanctioned the placing of these legal expenses upon the parish rates, and, if so, under what heading.


I am informed that the Local Government Board have not sanctioned the expenses referred to being put upon the parish rates.