HC Deb 31 July 1951 vol 491 c1169
20. Lord Malcolm Douglas-Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps he contemplates taking with a view to improving the harbour and berthing facilities for the fishing fleet at Mallaig.

Mr. McNeil

The responsibility for carrying out improvements at Mallaig Harbour lies with the British Transport Commission, and I have drawn the attention of the Railway Executive to the needs of the fishing industry.

Lord Malcolm Douglas-Hamilton

Will the right hon. Gentleman bear in mind that Mallaig is the nearest railhead from the Minch fishing grounds for the southern markets? In view of the importance of this, and of the very unsatisfactory nature of the harbour and berthing facilities at present, will he make every effort to get something done?