§ 8. Mr. Maclennan
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what plans he has for the improvement of transport facilities in the Highlands in the light of the report of the Highland Transport Board; and if he will make a statement.
§ 67. Mr. Grimond
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when he expects to publish the report on Highland transport.
§ Mr. Ross
The final report of the Board, which I expect will be published in April, makes many recommendations covering all forms of transport in the Highlands and Islands. I shall consider the recommendations in the light of the comments of all the interests concerned, and will make a further statement on the subject in due course.
§ Mr. Maclennan
I welcome my right hon. Friend's reply, but in considering this report will he give serious thought to the possibility of starting a second 1693 Highlands roads programme to connect particularly important fishing ports with the main trunk roads, and will he give consideration also to the development of the port of Scrabster, proposals for which are before him at present, both to service incoming industry in the area and to take advantage of the port's proximity to the North Atlantic routes and the routes to Scandinavia?
§ Mr. G. Campbell
Does the Secretary of State expect the Highland Transport Board to continue with its work after this report has been published?