Scottish Tourist Board

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 14th July 1965.

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Photo of Mr George Mackie Mr George Mackie , Caithness and Sutherland 12:00 am, 14th July 1965

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when he will decide on the Scottish Tourist Board's request for a special grant; and whether he will make a statement.

Photo of Mr William Ross Mr William Ross , Kilmarnock

I have been having discussions with the Chairman and other representatives of the Board on financial and other matters and am meeting them again later today. I hope to be able to make an announcement shortly about the outcome of these discussions.

Photo of Mr George Mackie Mr George Mackie , Caithness and Sutherland

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that a satisfactory outcome will be welcomed? Is he further aware that it is very necessary, when there is every appearance that this has been a bad spring and early summer for the tourist trade, that the Board should have the extra ammunition to attract tourists to the Highlands?

Photo of Mr William Ross Mr William Ross , Kilmarnock

I sincerely hope that the outcome will be satisfactory.