Road Communications, Hebrides.

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland. – in the House of Commons on 6th March 1934.

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware of the petitions and correspondence that have been put before the Department of Agriculture for years by the inhabitants of Lochportain, Cheesebay, and Hoebeg, North Uist, requesting the construction of a road for vehicular traffic to connect them with the highway about four miles distant; if he is aware that 32 holdings were created there by the Department eight years ago; and that the present means of communication with Lochmaddy is by sea, and when the sea is rough it is impossible to summon doctors or nurses in case of illness and cattle cannot be sent to market without loss; and when will a road be constructed to complete the settlement of these townships?