§ Sir A. SINCLAIR
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether the legislation to give effect to the recommendations of the inter-Departmental Committee on Scottish piers and harbours has yet been drafted; whether it is proposed to call a conference of the local authorities whose co-operation is desired and, if so, when; and whether any action is meanwhile being taken on the report of the inter-Departmental Committee?
Mr. W. ADAMSON
The Bill is in course of preparation, but its details will depend on the outcome of consultations between the Departments concerned and with local authorities. I hope that it will be possible to communicate with the local authorities at an early date, and, if necessary, conferences can be held thereafter.