HC Deb 19 January 1954 vol 522 cc824-5
36. Mr. John MacLeod

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when he expects the work on the proposed extension of Ullapool Pier to commence.

Mr. J. Stuart

Tenders obtained by the Pier Trustees for a preliminary investigation of the site of the extension have been approved. The plans for the extension will then be adjusted and, if all goes well, I should expect work on the extension to begin during the summer. An earlier start may be made on the approach bridge and other ancillary works for which tenders have been invited.

Mr. MacLeod

Will the Minister please do everything in his power to see that this extension is carried out with the minimum delay, in the interest not only of local but national development?

Mr. Stuart

I can assure my hon. Friend that I have no desire whatsoever to delay this matter. The tenders and plans were approved on 25th February, 1953, so far as my Department and the Treasury were concerned, and we are not responsible for any delay since then.

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