§ Mr. Malcolm MacMillan
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland to what extent he is prepared to assist Ross and Cromarty County Council financially with a scheme under the Coast Protection Act to prevent further erosion by the sea at Tong, Isle of Lewis, where the approaches to the bay, from which the local fishermen take their livelihood, is suffering extensive erosion damage, and where croft land is also threatened by flooding.
§ Mr. Maclay
Until I have proposals from the county council I could not say what grant, if any, a scheme might earn under the Coast Protection Act. I understand that the council at present considers that the results would not justify the cost of the protective works that would be required.