§ 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.
§ MR. SINCLAIR
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.