§ Mr. Grimond
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the total subsidy so far advanced to Messrs. MacBrayne.
§ Mr. J. Stuart
The aggregate payments made to Messrs. MacBrayne, including payments for the carriage of mails, during the period from 2nd November, 1928, when the company was reconstituted, to 31st December, 1955, is approximately £3¼ million. This does not include payments made in respect of the period from 1st December, 1941, to 1st March, 1946, during which the vessels were requisitioned by the Ministry of War Transport.