HC Deb 04 November 1997 vol 300 cc155-6W
27. Mrs. Ray Michie

To ask the Secretary of State what plans he has to meet the managing director of Caledonian MacBrayne to discuss its ferry services. [12065]

Mr. Chisholm

My right hon. Friend met with the Managing Director of Caledonian MacBrayne on 1 August, and I met with the Chairman and previous Managing Director on 24 June. Neither I nor my right hon. Friend are planning to have a further meeting with the company's Managing Director at the present time. However, Scottish Office officials maintain frequent contact with the company's executive directors in connection with all aspects of Caledonian MacBrayne's business activities.