§ MR. JOHN DEWAR (Inverness)
I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland if he is aware that at Uig, in Skye, on the estate of the Congested Districts Board, there is no proper residence for the medical officer, and that, in consequence, there is difficulty in retaining the services of a doctor in the district; and will he use his influence with the Congested Districts Board to induce them to put one of the houses belonging to them at Uig at the disposal of the medical officer.
§ THE SECRETARY FOR SCOTLAND (Mr. SINCLAIR,) Forfarshire
The responsibility of the Congested Districts Board in this matter is simply that of any other landlord in the district, and at present I regret to say that there is no prospect of their being able to provide such a house. But I am aware that this is a real difficulty. To enable this parish council to meet it, legislation will be necessary and I will consider whether or not steps should be taken in this direction.