HC Deb 08 March 1960 vol 619 c224
21. Mr. Woodburn

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will seek the advice of Mr. Butlin, as well as that of Mr. Hugh Fraser, in his endeavours to stimulate holiday traffic in the Highlands.

Mr. Leburn

My right hon. Friend is always ready to receive advice which might further his endeavours to stimulate appropriate tourist traffic in the Highlands. Mr. Butlin has already given him quite a lot to think about.

Mr. Woodburn

In view of Mr. Butlin's discovery that walking in the Highlands is a very interesting and invigorating past-time in the winter, and also that he must have discovered the beauties of the Highlands in even the worst of weather, will the hon. Gentleman encourage him to set up one of his holiday camps there and also perhaps to co-operate with Mr. Fraser in developing the holiday industry in the Highlands?

Sir T. Moore

May we hope that walking competitions will not be included in the proposed excitements for tourists?

Mr. John MacLeod

Does my hon. Friend appreciate that the majority of the people in the Highlands do not want Butlin camps? There are much pleasanter recreations there than having a Butlin camp.