HC Deb 07 May 1948 vol 450 cc161-2W
Sir B. Neven-Spence

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the reason for the long delay in repairing the Fair Isle mail boat the "Good Shepherd"; and when she is likely to be ready.

Mr. Woodburn

Financial and practical difficulties have delayed the carrying out of the extensive repairs required. The Department of Agriculture agreed to provide financial assistance in the hope that this would expedite the work, and while I cannot say when the "Good Shepherd" will again be on the service, I hope that the repairs will not be unduly delayed. In the meantime, the present temporary service will be continued.