HC Deb 17 December 1968 vol 775 cc360-1W
Mr. Malcolm MacMillan

asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity if she will sponsor a study of the impact of high prices on the cost of living and the economy of the Western Isles, with special reference to the effect of high freight charges by Messrs. MacBraynes, with a view to bringing prices in the Islands into line as far as possible with those elsewhere in the country.

Mr. Harold Walker

As my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland stated in a written reply to the hon. Member for Hamilton (Mrs. Ewing) on 4th December he is keeping under review the likely effects of the increased charges by MacBraynes on the economy of the area.—[Vol. 774, c.473.]

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