§ Sir W. SUTHERLAND
asked the Prime Minister what steps the Government are 130W taking to relieve the distressing conditions at present prevailing in districts of the West Highlands and Islands owing to the wet season and consequent failure of hay, potato, and corn crops?
§ The SOLICITOR-GENERAL for SCOTLAND
The situation has been closely watched by my Noble Friend the Secretary for Scotland. In some districts relief is being afforded by works undertaken by local authorities and others, with assistance from public funds. The Scottish Board of Health have conferred with parish councils as to the necessity for putting in operation the powers of the Emergency Provisions Act, 1921, and the Councils arc adopting this course in certain instances. The question of further action by the Government is being considered.131W