§ Mr. J. MacLeod
asked the Minister of Transport what interference with traffic he anticipates will result during the building of the jetty at Kyle of Lochalsh Ferry; and how long this work will take to complete.
§ Mr. Barnes
I do not expect that there will be any serious interference with traffic during the extension of this jetty. The conditions of the contract are designed to secure adequate facilities for the continued safe use of the existing slipway. The work of extending the slipway will take about four months to complete, but, as I have recently informed the House, every effort will be made to have the extension usable for Skye Week. It will probably take about five months to carry out the further work of making the slipway more convenient after the extension has been completed.