HC Deb 23 May 1905 vol 146 c1116

To ask the First Lord of the Treasury, in view of the statements contained in the report of the medical officer of health for Ross and Cromarty concerning the insanitary condition of the Island of Lewis, and the inability of the authorities to cope with the evils complained of until the Congested Districts (Scotland) Bill becomes law, will he state whether arrangements will be made to take the Second Reading of the Bill before Whitsuntide.

(Answered by Mr. A. J. Balfour.) The Government are anxious to obtain the Second Reading of this Bill at an early date, and I can only regret an opposition to it which delays its progress.