HC Deb 01 July 1907 vol 177 cc368-9

I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland, in view of the fact that no provision is made in the Small Landholders (Scotland) Bill for the supply of water in insanitary districts in the congested area of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, such as the Island of Lewis, will he state how he proposes to give effect to the repeated pledges in regard to such supply, especially bearing in mind that nearly every outbreak of fever in the island has been attributed to the defective water supply.


Improvement of the water supply is a matter for the local authority, whose funds are not at present adequate for the work that should be undertaken. I can only assure my hon. friend that I am fully convinced of the importance of the question.