§ Mr. WATT
asked the Lord Advocate whether the Local Government Board in Scotland are giving due attention to the proper housing of potato diggers, fruit gatherers, fish curers, and others engaged in short-season trades in agricultural districts; and whether any pressure has been brought to bear on the medical officers of health of the counties; and, if so, with what result?
§ Mr. URE
The Local Government Board for Scotland continue to give attention to the housing of the workers referred to, and where there is reason to believe that serious defects exist, they press local authorities, with whom the responsibility primarily lies, to have them remedied. They believe that considerable improvement has resulted from their action.