§ MR. WEIR (ROSS and Cromarty)
To ask the Secretary for Scotland, seeing that 121 persons have lodged their names with the Stornoway Landward Committee as willing to take advantage of the scheme of migration suggested by the Congested Districts Board, will the Board consider the expediency of migrating some of the people to new holdings at the earliest possible date, having regard to the fact that, although the island of Lewis is the most congested district in the Highlands, the board have spent but little in settling the cottar and fishing population in new holdings.
(Answered by Mr. Sinclair.) The Congested Districts Board have received no information as to the persons referred to; and pending the consideration by Parliament of legislative proposals which are now before it, the Board is not likely to propose any fresh schemes for migration and settlement.