HC Deb 07 June 1962 vol 661 cc97-8W
Mr. N. McLean

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what new arrangements have been made for carrying vehicles by ferry from Mallaig to Armadale in Skye; and whether he is satisfied that these arrangements are adequate to cope with the increasing number of vehicles wishing to cross during the tourist season.

Mr. Maclay

Messrs. David MacBrayne Limited have proposed to introduce a vehicle ferry service between Mallaig and Armadale, and also at two other crossings on the West Coast, using specially designed ships each capable of carrying 50 cars, which should be adequate for the needs of the tourist season at these points. These proposals are now under consideration but final decisions cannot be taken until tenders for the ships have been received and considered.