Tariff Rebate Subsidy (Northern Isles)

Part of Prayers – in the House of Commons at 9:34 am on 12th March 1997.

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Photo of Dr Norman Godman Dr Norman Godman , Greenock and Port Glasgow 9:34 am, 12th March 1997

On the acquisition of new purpose-built vessels—I refer to paragraph 81 of the Committee's fine report—I should point out that, with European funding, the contracts for the building of such vessels would have to be advertised throughout the EU. More important, however, Caledonian MacBrayne has vast experience of designing and running purpose-built vessels to transport goods and people between the islands and the mainland.