HC Deb 26 November 1980 vol 994 c94W
33. Mr. Russell Johnston

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when he now expects to be able to lay before Parliament proposals for the introduction of a road equivalent tariff to the Scottish Islands.

Mr. Rifkind

Replies to our consultative paper on "Sea Transport to the Scottish Islands" indicated a wide range of views on road equivalent tariffs as a basis for ferry charges. These are being considered and my right hon. Friend hopes to announce his conclusions early in 1981.