MR. CATHCART WASON
I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland if he is aware that the late Mr. Alexander Blance, of Gluss, Ollaberry, Shetland, applied years ago to the Crofters' Commission to divide a certain area of grazing land; that some years after, in 1904, the Crofters Commission inspected the land in question and have since then taken no action; and if he will take the necessary steps to get this case settled without further delay.
§ MR. SINCLAIR
An application by Alexander Blance, Gluss, Ollaberry, and others to divide a certain area of Scattald or common grazing lands into blocks for individual occupancy was heard by the Commissioners in 1904, and an inspection of the subjects made. It was, however, afterwards found that further inquiry 1412 was necessary, but owing to unavoidable, circumstances it was impossible for the Commissioners to make such inquiry up to the present time. It is their intention to visit Shetland during the coming season, when the application in question will fall to be disposed of.