§ Mr. WEIR
asked the Lord Advocate, in view of the fact that the Small Landholders (Scotland) Bill does not meet the case of those landless cottars in the island of Lewis and other districts who are debarred from securing a holding under the Government Bill on account of their inability to equip, stock, and cultivate a holding, will he state how he proposes to deal with the cottar difficulty, especially bearing in mind that landless cottars in the island of Lewis, with their families, constitute a fourth of the population?
§ Mr. URE
I am not able to accept the implication contained in my hon. Friend's question to the effect that the provisions of the Small Landholders (Scotland) Bill would not meet the case of the landless cottars.
§ Mr. WEIR
asked the Lord Advocate, in view of the insanitary condition of many of the townships in the island of Lewis, as disclosed in the report of Dr. Dittmar, the medical inspector for the Local Government Board for Scotland, and confirmed 813W by the medical officer of health for the county, and seeing that the money which the local authority can raise through the rates is not nearly sufficient to secure satisfactory improvement, will the Government take such action as may be necessary to admit of the funds at the disposal of the local authority being augmented by a special grant, so that the various townships in the island may be enabled to conform with the Public Health Act?