HC Deb 27 April 1926 vol 194 c1832

asked the Secretary for Scotland whether he is aware of the inadequate accommodation at Embo for the boats of the large fishing community in that village; and whether he will have the harbour inspected by the Fishery Board and a scheme drawn up for its improvement?

The SECRETARY for SCOTLAND (Sir John Gilmour)

I have received no recent representations regarding the pier at Embo. As the hon. and gallant Member is aware, the question of an improvement scheme was the subject of correspondence in 1922 and 1923 between the county council, to whom the harbour belongs, and the Board of Agriculture for Scotland, and I understand that the proposals then under consideration were the result of inspections carried out on behalf of the county council. If the county council have any fresh proposal to make, it will be considered, but, in view of the commitments and claims on the limited funds available for such purposes, I am afraid that there is no prospect of any grant being made in this case at the present time.