§ 39. Mr. Macdonald
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent representations he has received regarding shipping safety in the Minches.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
My right hon. Friend has recently received a number of representations regarding shipping safety in the Minches. These representations have been concerned primarily with the grounding of the MV Braer in Quendale bay, Shetland, in January. Responsibility for marine safety lies with my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Transport.