HC Deb 22 April 1907 vol 172 c1422
MR. GULLAND (Dumfries Burghs)

I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland if he is aware that the Edinburgh Town Council has resolved to hold the market for sheep, and possibly also for cattle, in the street of the Grassmarket; and if he will consult the Local Government Board for Scotland as to whether this use of a public thoroughfare lined by dwelling houses and shops is in accordance with the sanitary regulations of the Board.


I have consulted the Local Government Board for Scotland who have no information on the point referred to by my hon. friend. It is not in the power of the Board to interfere unless a nuisance within the meaning of the Public Health Act should arise hereafter in consequence of the action of the Town Council.