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Eyemouth Harbour (Improvement)

Volume 527: debated on Tuesday 11 May 1954

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement with regard to the present position and future prospects of improving Eyemouth harbour.

Part of the harbour known as Saltgreens Quay has recently been reconditioned with the aid of a substantial grant from the Development Fund; and the Harbour Trustees have submitted proposals which are at present being examined for a sluicing scheme to prevent silting at the harbour entrance. To secure temporary improvement one of my Department's dredgers will shortly carry out dredging in the entrance channel and harbour basin.