§ 23. Dr. J. Dickson Mabon
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland, in view of the fact that during the stormy conditions on 19 and 20 November Caledonian MacBrayne managed to maintain its ferry service from Gourock to Dunoon while both Western Ferries vessels on the parallel route were either stranded or grounded, if he will reconsider his decision on its future operations.
§ Mr. Younger
I am still considering, in the light of the report of the Transport Users Consultative Committee for Scotland, how best to provide for pedestrian passengers between Gourock and Dunoon. I hope to announce my conclusions shortly.
§ 24. Mr. Maxton
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is now in a position to ensure that the car ferry docking facility at Gourock will continue if Caledonian MacBrayne withdraws its Gourock to Dunoon car ferry.
§ Mr. Rifkind
My right hon. Friend hopes to announce his conclusions shortly on how pedestrian passengers are to be provided for on the Gourock to Dunoon route. Caledonian MacBrayne will in any case retain its general facilities at Gourock pier.