HC Deb 17 November 1937 vol 329 cc405-6W
Mr. Cassells

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has considered the proposal to inaugurate a ferry with State aid for passengers and vehicles between Coulport and Ardentiny across Loch Long, for the purpose of opening up to tourist traffic the entire Cowal shore and Roseneath peninsula; and if he has any statement to make?

Mr. Elliot

The hon. Member has informed me of a proposal for a ferry across Loch Long which has been communicated to him by a correspondent. I have looked into the question but it does not appear that I have any power to give financial aid in carrying out the proposal. It is open, however, to the county councils concerned to consider whether there is a case for the exercise of their powers under the Harbours, Piers and Ferries Act recently passed.