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Harbour Facilities, Mallaig

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 31st July 1951.

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Photo of Lord Malcolm Douglas-Hamilton Lord Malcolm Douglas-Hamilton , Inverness 12:00 am, 31st July 1951

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps he contemplates taking with a view to improving the harbour and berthing facilities for the fishing fleet at Mallaig.

Mr. McNeil:

The responsibility for carrying out improvements at Mallaig Harbour lies with the British Transport Commission, and I have drawn the attention of the Railway Executive to the needs of the fishing industry.

Photo of Lord Malcolm Douglas-Hamilton Lord Malcolm Douglas-Hamilton , Inverness

Will the right hon. Gentleman bear in mind that Mallaig is the nearest railhead from the Minch fishing grounds for the southern markets? In view of the importance of this, and of the very unsatisfactory nature of the harbour and berthing facilities at present, will he make every effort to get something done?