§ Sir S. Reed
asked the Minister of Transport whether, in the programme of new works to be launched when the peak of the expenditure on armaments has been passed, he will consider the construction of a bridge from Loch Alsh to the Island of Skye, with or without tolls, to avoid the delays caused by the present ferry service?
§ Captain Wallace
I have made a grant from the Road Fund to the Inverness County Council towards the cost of lengthening and improving the ferry pier at Kyleakin, Island of Skye, and have also agreed to make a similar grant to the Ross and Cromarty County Council towards the cost of lengthening and improving the pier at Kyle of Lochalsh on the mainland. The chief purpose of these works is to avoid the delay in the ferry service, which at present has to be suspended at low tide. The county councils, who are the responsible highway authorities, have not submitted to me any proposal for the construction of a bridge.