HC Deb 25 June 1979 vol 969 c18W
Mr. John Mackay

asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will state his policy on large oil tankers sailing up and down the west coast of Scotland.

Mr. Tebbit

Following discussions with the General Council of British Shipping, the Scottish Office and the Scottish local authorities concerned, my Department has undertaken to develop for approval by the Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organisation a traffic separation scheme for the Minches. We shall also be considering whether it would be practicable to put forward a recommendation that large laden tankers should stay to the west of the Hebrides.

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