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Transport, Scotland (Water Barriers)

Volume 414: debated on Monday 22 October 1945

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asked the Minister of War Transport whether he will arrange for a survey to be made of water barriers to transport in Scotland, with a view to the utilisation of surplus Bailey bridges and landing craft suitable for conversion to ferries, in assisting to provide Scotland with better transport facilities.

A survey is already being made of water barriers to transport with a view to the consideration of providing better transport facilities.

In view of the situation existing in the Highlands, will not the Minister send a representative there, in company with the representatives of the Scottish Office, to work out plans for the ferries of one kind or another that are so essential for connecting the islands and the Highlands?

I can assure my hon. Friend that I am very interested in this subject and intend to have the matter thoroughly dealt with.