§ 18. Mr. Corrie
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will conduct an examination of the burden of transport costs to the islands, and, in particular, consider the desirability of a voucher system for petrol in the special case of these areas.
§ Mr. Millan
My right hon. Friend is reviewing the question of shipping services to the islands, with particular reference to finance and charges, and hopes to make a statement shortly. On the effect of higher petrol prices on persons living in remote areas I refer the hon. Gentleman to the replies given by my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State for Energy to the hon. Members for Bodmin (Mr. Hicks) and for Norfolk, South (Mr. MacGregor) on 20th January.—[Vol. 884, c. 994–96; 1004–5.]