HC Deb 25 November 1937 vol 329 c1427W
Mr. N. Maclean

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is aware that on 17th November the ferry boat and motor-boat at Craignure, Mull, were driven on the rocks; that the passengers lives were seriously endangered in getting ashore through stormy water; and that all the goods, including the mails, were destroyed or damaged by sea water; and whether he will take steps to see that a pier is erected at Craignure, which is the main point from which the people of Mull leave the island?

Mr. Elliot

I understand that the facts are as stated in the question. My hon. and learned Friend will be aware that the question of the reconstruction of the pier at Craignure is one for the consideration, in the first instance, of the Argyll County Council in the exercise of their powers under the Harbours, Piers and Ferries (Scotland) Act, 1937.