Port Henry Harbour.

Oral Answers to Questions — Fishing Industry. – in the House of Commons on 23rd July 1929.

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Photo of Mr Robert Boothby Mr Robert Boothby , Aberdeenshire and Kincardineshire Eastern

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asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that application has been made by the trustees of the harbours of Peter-head for advances in order to deepen Port Henry Harbour and to construct a slipway; that the present facilities and accommodation are insufficient for the requirements of the fishing fleet; and will he take steps to provide the necessary financial assistance in order that the work may be taken in hand as soon as possible?

Photo of Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence , Leicester West

The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. I am informed that a Report has now been furnished by the Fishery Board for Scotland to the Development Commissioners. On receiving the recommendations of the Commissioners, the Treasury will consider what financial assistance, if any, can be given to the scheme under the Development and Road Improvements Act, 1909.

Photo of Mr Robert Boothby Mr Robert Boothby , Aberdeenshire and Kincardineshire Eastern

If the Report of the Fishery Board is favourable, will the hon. Gentleman undertake to give it his very sympathetic consideration?

Photo of Mr George Buchanan Mr George Buchanan , Glasgow Gorbals

More sympathetic than the last Government?

Photo of Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence , Leicester West

The hon. Member may be quite sure that any favourable Report will be sympathetically considered by the Treasury.