§ Mr. Dalyell
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on his discussions with the Chairman of the Highland Board about the provision of holiday cottages by the Board.
§ Mr. Gordon Campbell
The board operates its holiday cottage scheme in accordance with arrangements approved by me under Section 8 of the Highlands and Islands Development (Scotland) Act 1965; and I have also approved special arrangements enabling crofters to benefit under the scheme. On 5th February the board announced the arrangements made for crofters and its decision to give priority to new applications from crofters.