HC Deb 17 March 1959 vol 602 c9W
39. Mr. Malcolm MacMillan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will consult the Inverness County Council with a view to assisting them in undertaking road, jetty, water supply and other schemes in the Isle of Harris, which would assist in developing the area and in giving employment.

Mr. N. Macpherson

Work is proceeding on the Quidinish Road. My right hon. Friend has already asked the county council to prepare for authorisation in 1959–60 a scheme for the improvement of a section of the Tarbert-Rodel Road. He is awaiting revised estimates for their proposal for jetty works at Hushinish and Scarp. The council are undertaking a survey for jetty works at Scalpay, they have already one new water scheme under construction—on the Island of Bernera—and my right hon. Friend hopes that they may find it possible to make an early start on the scheme for Rodel.