§ 105. Mr. N. McLean
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has yet considered the effect on Skye and Raasay of MacBrayne's proposals for the reorganisation of their Western Isles steamer services; and if he will make a statement, in the light of his responsibility for the subsidy of that company.
§ 108. Mr. Malcolm MacMillan
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has now studied the representations made to him by the hon. Member for the Western Isles, about the proposed reorganisation of Messrs. MacBrayne's subsidised steamer services to the Western Isles; and what action he is taking to ensure that no outer isles services will be adversely affected in any respect.
§ Mr. Maclay
As I indicated in my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Inverness (Mr. N. McLean) on 9th December, I am awaiting the final recommendations of the Highlands Panel on these matters. In considering them 1 will take into account the representations that have been made to me, including those referred to in the Questions.