HC Deb 30 October 1990 vol 178 cc473-4W
Mrs. Ray Michie

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will introduce a temporary scheme to help alleviate fuel costs for Caledonian MacBrayne Ltd. while the Gulf crisis continues.

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

There are no plans to do so. Caledonian MacBrayne has decided that no immediate fuel surcharge will be applied to its fares and tariffs, but is keeping the situation under review. My right hon. and learned Friend will take into account the estimated cost of fuel in determining the level of the company's deficit grant for 1991–92.

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