§ 23. Mrs. Mann
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if, in view of the fact that British European Airways incurs a heavy loss in supplying remote parts of Scotland with service, he will consider making an arrangement similar to that of MacBrayne's Limited who receive a subsidy of £300,000 per annum for this type of work.
§ Mr. Maclay
My right hon. Friend the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation, who is primarily responsible, and I will examine the hon. Lady's suggestion, which was also made in the Report of the Select Committee on Nationalised Industries which has just been published. The suggestion raises wide issues, consideration of which will obviously take some time.
§ Mr. M. Noble
Would my right hon. Friend bear in mind that any new system of transport bearing any similarity to MacBrayne's would be a disaster to the Highlands?