§ 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.