Caledonian Canal

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons on 25th April 1944.

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Photo of Mr Malcolm Macmillan Mr Malcolm Macmillan , Na h-Eileanan an Iar

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has considered the suggestions sent to him by the Lochaber Labour Party regarding the reconstruction and extension of the Caledonian Canal to accommodate and allow through passage of seagoing shipping from coast to coast; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Johnston:

I have brought the resolution in question to the notice of my Noble Friend the Minister of War Transport, and of the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board and the Scottish Council on Industry, but I am not in a position to make any statement in regard to it, beyond saying that these and other proposals relating to the Caledonian Canal are at present under consideration.