HC Deb 22 January 1964 vol 687 cc123-4W
Mr. Malcolm MacMillan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is aware of the damage to fishing and to tourist amenity and of the pollution of the inshore water and beach at Port of Ness, Isle of Lewis, arising from discharge of effluent at a point within the bay from where it is washed back shore-wards on the tide; and whether he will advise and assist the county council in providing equipment for its discharge behind the bay in purified condition.

Mr. Noble

I understand that the sewer in question is not yet in use, and that the effluent is likely to be so diluted and dispersed by the strong seas at the chosen point of discharge that there is little chance of pollution affecting fishing or the beach. Ross and Cromarty County Council has, however, under- taken to consider remedial measures if occasion arises. Any measures agreed to be necessary would rank for grant under the Rural Water Supplies and Sewerage Acts.