§ Sir A. SINCLAIR
asked the Solicitor-General for Scotland whether he will contemplate restarting the industry of lime-burning at the kiln at Loch Eriboll, in the parish of Durness, Sutherland, on property belonging to the Crown, with a view to supplying crofters and smallholders in the district with lime at cost price for the fertilisation of their holdings, and of providing employment for the relief of the distress in that district owing to the failure of the recent harvest and the depression in the fishing industry?
§ The SOLICITOR - GENERAL for SCOTLAND
My Noble Friend the Secretary for Scotland is advised that the cost of restoring and starting the lime kiln would be excessive, having regard to the unlikelihood that there would be sufficient demand for the lime at an economic price. The Board of Agriculture for Scotland are, however, keeping the matter in view.