Fishing Boats, Western Isles.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education. – in the House of Commons on 29th March 1923.

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Photo of Sir William Cotts Sir William Cotts , Na h-Eileanan an Iar


asked the Under-Secretary to the Scottish Board of Health if the Government will be willing to grant loans on easy terms to fishermen in the Western Isles for the replacement of boats which they had to leave behind when they joined up during the War and found useless on their return?

Photo of Mr Frederick Thomson Mr Frederick Thomson , Aberdeen South

In view of the necessity for restricting Government expenditure, my Noble Friend regrets that he can hold out no hope of such loans being made. I would remind the hon. Baronet that. fishermen in the position stated in the Question had opportunities in the years following on the Armistice of making application for assistance under schemes financed from the Development Fund and from the funds at the disposal of the Military Service (Civil Liabilities) Department.