§ MR. WEIR
I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland whether the Congested Districts Board have received a petition, signed by upwards of seventy fishermen, crofters, and others, urging the establishment of a boat-slip at Mellon Udrigle, at the entrance of Gruniard Bay, Ross-shire; and, in view of the fact that the proposed boat-slip is urgently needed, will he state whether the Board can see their way to provide a grant for its construction.
§ MR. SINCLAIR
The Congested Districts Board received this petition on the 8th March, but the statutory course in such matters is that those locally interested should move their county council to consider their case, and, if so advised, to apply for a grant to help the council to construct and maintain the proposed marine work. The fishermen were so informed on 14th March.