HC Deb 20 March 1997 vol 292 c745W
Mr. Galbraith

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if Highlands and Islands Enterprise has authorisation to fund removal of the proposed Cairn Gorm funicular in the event of its failure. [21195]

Mr. Kynoch

My right hon. Friend has yet to complete his consideration of the request from Highlands and Islands Enterprise for approval of its proposed financial contribution to the cost of the funicular railway project. He is awaiting further information from Highlands and Islands Enterprise on the impact of the recently agreed visitors management regime on the project's financial projections. In considering the request for approval, my right hon. Friend will wish to be satisfied as to the financial viability of the project.