§ Mr. R. YOUNG
asked the Secretary for Scotland whether he is aware of the disabilities imposed upon the fishing community of Nairn owing to the inadequate facilities of the local harbour; and whether, in view of the fact that the fishermen are favourable to the harbour development scheme, he will state what is the nature of and who is responsible for the opposition to the work being started?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
I am aware of the desirability of additional harbour facilities being provided at Nairn. The facts of this case are briefly as follows: In 1923 a contribution from the Development Fund was offered towards the construction of a harbour at Nairn. This scheme was not proceeded with, and in October of this year the town council made application for additional assistance towards a revised and more costly scheme. This application is now under consideration by the Development Commissioners.