HC Deb 09 June 1959 vol 606 c788
8. Mr. Grimond

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a further statement on the future of the shipping services to the North Isles of Orkney.

Mr. N. Macpherson

The Government are in communication with the companies concerned and discussions are proceeding.

Mr. Grimond

Will the hon. Gentleman hasten the matter on? It is causing great anxiety in the North Isles of Orkney and has been going on for a very long time.

Mr. Macpherson

My right hon. Friend is well aware of the importance of this matter and I can assure the hon. Gentleman that we are getting on with it as quickly as we can.