HC Deb 30 June 1905 vol 148 cc643-4
MR. WEIR (ROSS and Cromarty)

To ask the Lord-Advocate if he will state what progress has been made by the Congested Districts Board with the scheme for apprenticing boys to trades; will he state how many boys have been apprenticed; and from what districts they come.

(Answered by Mr. Scott Dickson.) Of 100 applications received forty-one boys have been offered places. Several of these have refused, and others have not yet finally intimated their decision. Twenty-two have actually started work, and come from the following localities:—

  • Six from Barra;
  • Three from South Uist;
  • One from North Uist;
  • One from Harris;
  • Four from Ross (Mainland);
  • Five from Ross (Lewis);
  • One from Sutherland.
Sixteen Lewis boys have been offerec situations, and six have accepted.