HC Deb 08 December 1908 vol 198 cc245-6
MR. YOUNGER (Ayr Burghs)

I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland whether he is in a position to state the result of the communication of the Local Government Board with the parish councils in the Lews; whether the financial situation there has in any way altered; and, if not, what steps have been taken for carrying on the local administration.


I understand that an action has been raised in the Sheriff Court to compel payment of rates alleged to be due. In order to meet immediate financial difficulties, and as a strictly temporary measure, the Treasury have consented to guarantee an advance by the bank to enable the parish councils to discharge their necessary obligations.


Will the Government deal with this matter when the temporary advance is exhausted?