§ Mr. LIVINGSTONE
asked the Secretary for Scotland whether he is aware that 265W the Board of Agriculture for Scotland have intimated that the work on the South Loch Erisort Road, in the Island of Lewis, must terminate on the 30th instant; and, in view of the difficult conditions obtaining in that area, and the necessity for further relief work, will he consider the extension of the terminal date?
The grant of £2,500 by the Board of Agriculture for Scotland for work on the South Loch Erisort Road was offered to and accepted by the Lewis District Committee subject to the terminal date for expenditure being fixed at 31st May. This date was subsequently altered to 30th June. The grant is made up of £1,500 from the Vote for the Relief of Unemployment and £1,000 from the Agriculture (Scotland) Fund. The former portion of the grant will be fully expended by the 30th June. As a special case, I am willing to make the portion of the grant which is chargeable to the Agriculture (Scotland) Fund available for a further period of two months.