§ 23. Sir D. Robertson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will now authorise the grant for a new harbour at Stroma, in view of the dangerous conditions which prevail there and as a means of providing employment for some of the unemployed civil engineering labourers and general labourers who are now registered at Wick and Thurso employment exchanges
I am unable to add to the answer which I gave the hon. Member on this subject on 4th April last.
§ Sir D. Robertson
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the entire fishing fleet suffered very serious damage in the storm a few weeks ago and is he also aware that the economy of this important island, which is capable of making a great contribution to agriculture, is being destroyed for lack of a harbour? Having regard to the fact that the cost of the whole thing would be about £15,000, why not give it to them?
I am not certain that I should accept that figure, but, at any rate, I agree that communication here needs to be improved and I have taken counsel with the requisite people.