§ The Earl of Mar and Kellie
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What are the reasons for the delay in the commencement of the operation of the ferry service between Ballycastle and Campbeltown.
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Scottish Office (The Earl of Lindsay):
The proposed ferry service between Campbeltown and Ballycastle is being sponsored by Highlands and Islands Enterprise. through its local enterprise company Argyll and the Islands Enterprise, and also by Moyle District Council in Northern Ireland. Consideration of such projects is an operational matter for the Highlands and Islands Enterprise network and I have asked the chairman to provide a reply.