HC Deb 14 December 1966 vol 738 c88W
80. Mr. Carmichael

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will state an approximate timetable for the implementation of his proposal to declare the Gare Loch and Loch Long a Queen's Harbour, giving dates for formal objections to be received and the procedure for hearing these objections.

Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu

Under the provisions of the Dockyard Ports Regulation Act of 1865, we intend to create a Dockyard Port for the Gare Loch, Loch Long and Loch Goil in 1967. The Act does not provide for a procedure for hearing objections. But, as I told the House in the Adjournment Debate on 12th December, we are taking great pains to ensure that all interested parties are given the opportunity to express their views.—[Vol. 738, c. 211.]