§ Mr. Hector Hughes
asked the Minister of Aviation if he will make a statement on his recent visit to Aberdeen for consultations on means to maintain and improve communications in North-East Scotland; whom he consulted; and what are his future plans for the area.
§ Mr. Amery
I was not able to visit Aberdeen on my last visit to Scotland, but I did go to a number of airports in the Highlands and Islands, including Islay, Tiree, Inverness, Sumburgh, Stor-noway, Wick, Kirkland and Benbecula. My object was to see the facilities available at first hand and to hear something of the views of representatives of local interests. I also had discussions with the Scottish Advisory Committee for Civil Aviation. These have been followed by a meeting of the Secretary of State for Scotland and myself with the Scottish Council. During the course of my visit to Scotland I was also able to see the airfield at Dundee.