§ 87. Mr. MACPHERSON
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has received and considered the resolution of the town council of Invergordon, Ross-shire, asking him to consider the unsatisfactory working of the harbour at Invergordon; and whether, in view of the fact that the harbour is now becoming important from a national point of view, he will direct that an inquiry be held as to its control and working?
I have received a copy of a resolution adopted by the town council of Invergordon at a meeting held on the 7th April last, requesting the Board of Trade to institute an inquiry into the condition and working of the harbour at that place, with a view to ascertaining whether it fulfils the requirements of the district. I have invited the observations of the proprietors of the harbour in the matter, and I will communicate further with my hon. Friend when I am in a position to do so.