§ MR. WEIR
I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland whether he is aware that Dr. Cameron, the medical officer of health for the parish of Lochs, Island of Lewis, states that 1,500 persons residing on the south side of Loch Erisort have no roads or footpaths communicating with the main road; and, if so, will the Congested Districts Board make some inquiry with a view to provide a grant for the construction of footpaths in the district.
§ THE SECRETARY FOR SCOTLAND (Mr. A. GRAHAM MURRAY,) Buteshire
It does not lie wih the Congested Districts Board to initiate inquiries in the direction indicated by the hon. Member, but any application for additional roads or footpaths should come through the responsible authorities, when the merits 363 of each individual case will be carefully examined.