§ 13. Dr. Godman
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent discussions he has held with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, the Northern Ireland Executive and the Scottish Executive concerning ferry services between Scotland and Northern Ireland. 
§ Mr. Wilson
The Scotland Office is in contact with all relevant parties, including devolved Administrations and other Government Departments, concerning ferry services between Scotland and Northern Ireland. I chaired a meeting in Glasgow on 10 July on a strategy for the resumption of ferry services between Campbeltown and Ballycastle. Attendees included the local Member of the Scottish Parliament and representatives of both Scottish and Northern Irish local authorities, the local enterprise company and the Scottish Executive.
Since then I have had informal discussions with Sir Reg Empey, Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Investment, who reiterated the support of the Northern Ireland Executive for the Campbeltown-Ballycastle service.