HC Deb 24 February 1966 vol 725 cc139-40W
Mr. Malcolm MacMillan

asked the President of the Board of Trade what help by grant and by loan, respectively, is available to weavers to assist them in building weaving sheds in Stornoway as self-employed persons, engaged in the making of Harris tweed cloth.

Mr. Darling

Although powers are available under the Local Employment Acts such assistance is now normally given through the Highlands and Islands Development Board's arrangements for providing financial assistance for industrial and commercial projects, including loans or 25 per cent. building grants; it is for the Development Board to consider each application on its merits.