§ Mr. WEIR
asked the Lord Advocate, in view of the fact that the proprietor of the island of Lewis had informed the cottars of South Shabost that he was willing to place the sheep farm of Dalbeg at the disposal of the Congested Districts Board for the creation of new holdings, would he state for what reasons the Board had failed to communicate with the proprietor on the subject, especially bearing in mind that the neglect of the land question by the Government was causing much dissatisfaction in the island, and that some action should be taken in order to obviate the risk 324 of land seizures similar to those which had recently taken place at Vatersay and the farm of Glendale?
§ Mr. URE
It is not the fact that the Congested Districts Board have failed to communicate with the proprietor of the Island of Lewis on the subject mentioned by my hon. Friend. I cannot admit that the Government are neglecting either the land question in general or the particular suggestion referred to by my hon. Friend, which is receiving full consideration.