HC Deb 27 February 1905 vol 141 cc1300-1
MR. JOHN DEWAR (Inverness)

To ask the Lord-Advocate, as representing the Secretary for Scotland, whether the Congested Districts Board have received a petition from crofters and others resident in the Island of Grimsay, North Uist, urging that a grant may be made in aid of the rebuilding of the Grimsay sea dykes; and if so, whether, seeing that these dykes are necessary as a protection to the crofters' stock daring high tides and to secure the safety of children passing to and from school, the Board will give the petition their favourable consideration.

(Answered by Mr. Scott Dickson.) I am informed that a petition on the subject referred to by the hon. Member has been received by the Board, and that on September 9th, 1903, a reply was sent stating that the Board would consider an application supported by specific information as to the nature and cost of the work, and by a satisfactory guarantee for future maintenance. A further application has lately been received through the hon. Member, which, however, does not meet the foregoing requirements.