§ Sir F. Maclean
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will authorise improvements in the steamer services on the Clyde.
§ Mr. Gordon Campbell
The responsibility for operating these services lies with the Caledonian Steam Packet Company, which is a subsidiary of the Scottish Transport Group. My consent to improvements is required only in so far as these affect the group's investment programmes, and in that context I am always ready to consider proposals by the group.