HC Deb 01 May 1956 vol 552 c20W
63. Mr. Woodburn

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether his attention has been called to the danger of loss of population in Fair Isle and other Scottish islands, leading to complete evacuation of populations to the mainland; and whether he is prepared to instigate an inquiry into the causes and possible methods of rehabilitating economic and social life in such areas.

Mr. J. Stuart

I have asked the Advisory Panel on the Highlands and Islands to examine the representations I have received about the Fair Isle. Discussions have already been held and representatives of the Panel and of my Departments will attend a conference regarding the future of the island which the Zetland County Council propose to convene in the near future.