§ Sir JOHN DEWAR
asked the Lord Advocate whether he is aware of the fact that twelve parents from Bruernish, Barra, were summoned, on 26th October, 1910, to Castlebay for failing to send their children to school; whether he is aware that the reason for their failure was due to the footpath leading to the Northbay school being in such a condition that it was dangerous for the children to use it; whether he is 712W aware that about ten years ago the parish council repaired this footpath at a cost of about £18, but a technical objection having been raised against the cost being paid out of the special parish rates the said sum was surcharged against the clerk of the parish council, and was paid by him; and what, under these circumstances, he proposes should be done to meet the difficulty?
§ Mr. URE
I am informed that the attention of the Congested Districts Board has been called by the parish council to the condition of the path in question, which was stated to be the reason for the failure of the children to attend school, and a grant was promised last week. I am not aware of any surcharge of the cost of previous repairs.