§ Mr. LIVINGSTONE
asked the Secretary for Scotland whether the Board of Agriculture for Scotland have intimated their decision in the matter of Knockintoran-Paiblesgarry march fence in North Uist; and, if not, whether, in view of the importance of the matter to these townships, he will ask the Board to expedite the matter?
I am informed that the Board are prepared to proceed with the more urgent and necessary repairs to this fence. The fence, however, is a boundary one between the Board's property and that of another estate, and the latter have indicated that they are not prepared to bear their share of the cost. It will therefore be necessary, before the work is commenced: for the Board to call on them in a competent process to concur. The necessary procedure is being followed, and it is hoped that the repairs may be put in hand shortly.