§ Mr. Malcolm MacMillan
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what progress has been made towards the construction of the Lochportain link road between his Department's estate and the North Uist County highway; what proposals are before him for a water supply for Locheport district in North Uist; and whether a decision has yet been reached regarding the proposed causeway from Baleshare Island to North Uist.18W
§ Mr. Maclay
The County Council has to consider the competing needs of a great many crofting townships and it has not been able to accord high priority to the Lochportain scheme. I cannot say, therefore, when work is likely to begin on the link road.
As the hon. Member was informed in my letter of 25th June no proposal is at present before me for a water supply in the Locheport district of North Uist.
No decision has yet been reached on the Baleshare proposals which have been referred back to the County Council for consideration of possible economies.