HC Deb 24 June 1924 vol 175 c264W

asked the Secretary for Scotland whether, in view of the circumstances in which the people of South Uist are still placed owing to the closing of Lochboisdale pier, he will state the present position of the negotiations for the re-opening of the pier?


I took the opportunity of examining this question on the spot during the Recess, and I fully appreciate the difficulties caused by the closing of the pier. I am advised that by the restriction of traffic to the sound portion of the structure a partial re-opening of the pier as a temporary arrangement would be practicable and the Board of Agriculture for Scotland have communicated further with the proprietrix on this matter.