HC Deb 05 April 1950 vol 473 cc163-4W
Sir D. Robertson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland why the grant for a new harbour at Stroma continues to be delayed, in view of the dangerous conditions which prevail there.

Mr. McNeil

The cost of constructing a harbour at Stroma is substantial and owing to the necessary limitation of capital expenditure and to existing commitments, it would not be possible, even if grant was authorised, for the work to be undertaken in the near future. The county council's application for grant will, however, be considered as soon as circumstances permit.