§ MR. AINSWORTH (Argyllshire)
To ask the Secretary for Scotland whether he will have a Report laid upon the Table as to the present condition of the Crinan Canal, the necessity for further expenditure in maintaining it, and the probable cost of a ship canal to take its place.
(Answered by Mr. Sinclair.) The hon. Member is no doubt aware that the Government have decided to appoint a Royal Commission upon the canals in the United Kingdom, and, subject to the consent of the Treasury, the points raised in the Question of the hon. Member shall be submitted to the Royal Commissioners for their consideration.