HC Deb 02 December 1970 vol 807 cc1255-6
1. Mr. Sillars

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will now make an official visit to the South Ayrshire constituency.

The Secretary of State for Scotland (Mr. Gordon Campbell)

I have at present no plans to do so.

Mr. Sillars

Is the Secretary of State aware of the acute anxiety in South Ayrshire and other areas about the future of the Stranraer-Euston boat train, and will he take the opportunity this afternoon of publicly endorsing the view that the retention of this service is essential for the economy of the South-West?

Mr. Campbell

As the hon. Member should know, British Railways are considering the position of this line at present, and I would not want to say more at this stage.

Mr. Brewis

Is my right hon. Friend aware that transport needs are very urgent in this area, not only railways but also roads? Will he give this area his best consideration?

Mr. Campbell

As my hon. Friend knows, we are very concerned about transport and other matters, and the South-West Study recently published will help us in considering this matter.

Back to