HC Deb 29 August 1895 vol 36 c1124

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate—(1) whether steps will be taken to put the Invergordon Ferry under the control of the local authority, or (2) to require Captain M'Leod, of Cadboll, the owner of the pier on the Invergordon side, and Charles Forbes Hodson Shaw M'Kenzie, the owner of the pier on the Black Isle side, to put the respective piers in such a state that in rough weather passengers maybe able to land from the large ferry boat instead of having to be transferred at some distance from the piers into small boats?

THE LORD ADVOCATE (Sir CHARLES PEARSON,) Edinburgh and St. Andrews Universities

The steps contemplated in the first part of the hon. Member's question would require legislation. The second part appears to raise a question of private right, depending on the terms of the grant of ferry, as to which I can give no opinion.