Mr Thomas Ramsay: When the right hon. Gentleman is making inquiries, will he take note of the next sailing of the tourist steamer, which I believe is on 9th July, and get into communication by wireless in order to ascertain the facts 7
Mr Thomas Ramsay: 33. asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether the records of the 3,055 pupils who obtained leaving certificates have been or will be examined; and the number of pupils who obtained two passes on the higher grade (of which one is English) and two on the lower grade (sufficient to qualify for university entrance)?
Mr Thomas Ramsay: 35. asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he has considered the copy sent to him of the resolution passed by the Glasgow associations of Inverness-shire, Skye, Lewis and Harris, Uist and Barra, Mull and Iona, Jura, Ross and Cromarty, Oban and Lorne, and Islay and Mid Argyll, at the annual meeting of the Highlanders' Institute, calling upon the Government to modernise and properly...
Mr Thomas Ramsay: Will the right hon. Gentleman take into consideration the fact that boats find great difficulty in approaching the piers on account of their primitive nature and also on account of the absence of breakwaters, and will he take all those points into consideration and do something?
Mr Thomas Ramsay: 51. asked the President of the Board of Education if he is aware that a large number of children are boarded out into private families in certain areas by corporations who pay for the ordinary maintenance of such children; and whether the educational authorities in the areas in which these corporations are situated or the educational authorities of the areas to which these children have been...
Mr Thomas Ramsay: 41. asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give the latest available costs incurred in the acquisition and development of the estate of Lushentyre for smallholdings; the cost likely to be incurred in the development of the estate by the Government; and the date when the settlement is likely to become effective?
Mr Thomas Ramsay: 43. asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the proportion of the total grant credited to the county council of Ross and Cromarty which is allocated in respect of each of the various services to the Island of Lewis and the mainland part of the county, respectively, as specified in the Local Government (Scotland) Act, 1929?
Mr Thomas Ramsay: 23. asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies if he is aware of the mortality and cost caused annually by malaria within the British Empire; and whether the Government has under consideration any special schemes for dealing with the same?
Mr Thomas Ramsay: 52. asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether, as between revenue officers appointed in the first instance to a particular grade and officers promoted to that grade, seniority is determined according to the date of entry into the particular grade or the date of entry into the Department; and how far, if at all, the rule is subject to variation by the heads of the Department?
Mr Thomas Ramsay: 10. asked the Secretary of State for India if he is aware that in order to repel or withstand mob attacks the police use lathis or bludgeons in many cases; and whether he is prepared to recommend the use of water, tear gas, and other such harmless but effective means of maintaining law and order?
Mr Thomas Ramsay: Will the right hon. Gentleman carefully consider the demand put forward by the people of Lewis for as large a delegation as possible of health and highway services from the county council of Ross and Cromarty?
Mr Thomas Ramsay: 9. asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is now in a position to say when, and where, the present inhabitants of St. Kilda are to be settled in their new surroundings, and the nature of the employment found for them?
Mr Thomas Ramsay: 10. asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is now in a position to state how the expenses connected with the evacuation of St. Kilda are to be met; and how far the Government is prepared to meet the said costs?
Mr Thomas Ramsay: The question of Saint Kilda was introduced, and until then I had no intention of intervening, but, to my very great surprise, not only tilt Secretary of State for Scotland, but the late Secretary of State, gave a blessing to the action that is being taken in that connection. I happen to differ from both these right hon. Gentlemen in regard to the policy adopted, and unlike the previous...
Mr Thomas Ramsay: I was using the illustration as a reason why the island should not be evacuated, and I was coming to the reason which the Government give for the evacuation, namely, health. I should have liked to go into the other point, because it was the foundation of the petition which the islanders presented, and there is definite mention of it in the report. We know that a number of people have been...
Mr Thomas Ramsay: It is a well-known fact that there have been two cases of serious illness where medical officers belonging to the Department of Health have sent to have patients removed, and largely as a result of the costs incurred in visiting the island to get these people off, the policy of the Government is to evacuate it, and surely I am entitled to bring that forward. If it is a point which is full of...
Mr Thomas Ramsay: A similar subject was introduced from the benches opposite, and I thought that I had an equal right to speak about it. I suggest that the health of the children is affected if the families are forced to live apart.
Mr Thomas Ramsay: Whatever provision the hon. Gentleman makes, will he see that these people are kept as near the sea as possible, so that the old conditions under which they were reared will be available for them, and that in any case they shall be kept away from town life?
Mr Thomas Ramsay: May I ask the Minister to deal with this problem in the Highland countries of Scotland in the same sympathetic spirit that he has shown in regard to Wales?
Mr Thomas Ramsay: 2. asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is in a position to say when the construction of the Bays of Harris road will be put into operation and if he will see that work is begun at both ends of the road?