§ Mr. MACKENZIE LIVINGSTONE
asked the Solicitor-General for Scotland whether, in view of the exceptional 563W economic conditions now prevailing in the Western Isles, he is prepared to consider the appointment of a Commission to investigate and to report as to the best methods of developing the resources of the islands?
§ The SOLICITOR-GENERAL for SCOTLAND
My Noble Friend the Secretary for Scotland is not satisfied that there is any sufficient purpose to be served by appointing such a Commission. Every endeavour, however, is being made by administrative action to meet the prevailing distress which has been caused by a failure of the crops due to the extraordinarily bad weather which was almost continuous last summer in the Western Isles.