§ Mr. Galbraith
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to his answer of 22 March,Official Report, column 344, if a funicular railway built by the Cairngorm Chairlift Company with money from Highlands and Islands Enterprise can be (a) operated by, and (b) transferred to, the Cairngorm Railway Company. 
§ Mr. Kynoch
The extent to which a private asset whose creation was assisted from public funds could be operated by or transferred to a company other than that to which the assistance was provided would depend upon the terms and conditions of that assistance. In the case of assistance provided by Highlands and Islands Enterprise, it is a standard condition that the onward transfer of assets in respect of which financial assistance has been provided may not take place without the consent of that organisation.