HC Deb 22 July 1907 vol 178 cc1142-3

To ask the Secretary for Scotland, in view of the fact that no pro vision 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, and that the local authority have no adequate funds with which to undertake the work, will he state whether he has yet applied to the Treasury for the requisite assistance; and, if not, will he explain the cause of the delay, especially bearing in mind that nearly every outbreak of fever in the island has been attributed to the defective water supply.

(Answered by Mr. Sinclair.) I cannot do more than refer my hon. friend to the reply given to him on the 8th instant.†