HC Deb 11 March 1958 vol 584 cc213-4
21. Mr. Malcolm MacMillan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what request he has received from Inverness County Council for financial assistance for the construction of jetties and the provision of a vehicular ferry service between Kyles Scalpay and the Isle of Scalpay in Harris; and what reply he has made.

The Joint Under-Secretary of State for Scotland (Lord John Hope)

No such request has been received.

Mr. MacMillan

Would not the Joint Under-Secretary give a little prompting to the county council, in view of the fact that the service is desperately needed in the islands, that young people are drifting away and that this provision of a vehicular ferry service would quite revolutionise the whole system of transport between the islands, which is now highly inconvenient and very costly to everybody concerned?

Lord John Hope

I am sure that the hon. Gentleman's intervention will have been noted.