HC Deb 01 July 1924 vol 175 c1158W

asked the Secretary for Scotland whether he will consider 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 distress in that district owing to the failure of last year's harvest and the depression in the fishing industry?


On present information, I am not satisfied that there would be such a demand for the lime at an economic price as would justify the Board in incurring the cost of restoring and starting this kiln.

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