§ 63. Mr. Cassells
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has considered the advisability of laying out a Scottish national park on the shores of Loch Lomond, thereby lending an impetus to the tourist industry of that country; and, if so, is he prepared to take immediate steps to purchase, in the national interest, the loch-side estates of Cameron and Auchinbeglish?
The Under-Secretary of State for Scotland (Mr. Wedderburn)
Planning powers for the purpose suggested are conferred on local authorities by the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act, 1932. I am informed that the shores of Loch Lomond in the county of Dunbarton, including the estates which the hon. Member has in mind, are covered by a resolution of the county council to prepare a planning scheme under the Act. The county council have at present under consideration the proposals to be included in their draft scheme relating to the area.