§ LORD BALCARRES (Lancashire, Chorley)
I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland on what date and for what amount the Treasury guaranteed a bank overdraft in favour of parish councils in the Lews; to what extent has this advance been exhausted; and for how many weeks longer will the councils be able to meet their obligations.
§ THE SECRETARY FOR SCOTLAND (Mr. SINCLAIR,) Forfarshire
The Treasury on 6th November authorised the Congested Districts Board to give a guarantee for overdrafts not exceeding £1,000 to each of the parish councils of Barvas, Lochs and Uig. The advance to Uig is exhausted. Lochs has a balance of £216 estimated sufficient to meet paupers aliment, etc., for two months. Barvas has a balance of £184, which is expected to suffice for the same period.