HC Deb 31 July 1923 vol 167 cc1256-7

asked the Under-Secretary to the Scottish Board of Health what steps have been taken to deal with the complaints of the Linlithgow smallholders in regard to water and transport facilities?

Captain ELLIOT

I am informed that the Board of Agriculture have arranged with the local authority for the latter to examine the possibility of augmenting the present water supply at Parkhead by giving an additional supply from the public main. The Board are also willing to provide free supplies of road material if the holders will undertake to spread it and to fulfil their obligation to keep the access roads in repair.


Will the Board arrange for carting the road material to the small holdings?

Captain ELLIOT

They will bring it to a central place. The actual bringing it to the access roads would, I am afraid, require to be done by the smallholders.