Sir William Cotts: 94. asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department what has been the total amount of State-aided emigration from Great Britain in 1923 up to the most recent date possible?
Sir William Cotts: 95. asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department what was the total expenditure under the Empire Settlement Act during the past financial year and how much it is proposed to expend during the current year?
Sir William Cotts: This is my maiden speech, and I claim the usual indulgence of the House. I feel sure that I shall require it all. I want to refer briefly to two matters. The first is emigration and the second is the Imperial Conference. As Member for the Western Isles, I could not let this occasion pass without raising the question of emigration, particularly as upwards of 600 men, women and children have...
Sir William Cotts: 89. asked the Under-Secretary to the Scottish Board of Health if he will state, with reference to a Circular letter issued by the Board of Agriculture for Scotland, dated 8th December, 1922, explaining that the land drainage scheme would not be applicable to the Outer Hebrides, but other proposals for the alleviation of distress and unemployment were under consideration, what the Government...
Sir William Cotts: 6. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether be will take immediate steps to prevent the closing down of the coastguard station at the Butt of Lewis, owing to the protection it affords the fishing grounds from illegal trawling and the convenience to shipping generally?
Sir William Cotts: 29. asked the Under-Secretary to the Scottish Board of Health whether the Government will see that the proper authorities complete the South Loch Erisort road, which has been left unfinished for a distance of two-and-a-half miles, and which passes through a school area, where the majority of the children have found it impossible this winter to attend school owing to the dangerous condition of...
Sir William Cotts: 30. asked the Under-Secretary to the Scottish Board of Health whether the piers surveyed in the lochs district of the Lewis at Crossbost and Cromore could now be proceeded with, as the inadequacy of facilities throws a great hardship on the inhabitants where the approach by sea is the only means of getting to their homes?
Sir William Cotts: 66. asked the Undersecretary to the Scottish Board of Health what the Government intend to do for ex-service men in the Western Isles, where in Lewis alone there are over 5,000 without means of support, as none of these men are entitled to unemployment benefit owing to their pre-War occupations being fishing and crofting, which are not normally insurable under the Act?
Sir William Cotts: 65. 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?
Sir William Cotts: 67. asked the Under-Secretary to the Scottish Board of Health whether he is aware that there is a. wholesale liquor licence in Stornoway, which is a prohibition area; and whether immediate steps can be taken to withdraw such licence, as the benefits of prohibition are being annulled thereby?