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Cairn Gorm Funicular Railway

Volume 281: debated on Wednesday 17 July 1996

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to his answer of 29 April, Official Report, column 375, if he will take account of the opinion of the director of Landmark Centre, concerning the project's economic viability, in considering the application by Highlands and Islands Enterprise to incur expenditure on the proposed funicular railway on Cairn Gorm. [37517]

[holding answer 15 July 1996]: Yes. The director of the Landmark Centre has made direct representations to me about the project. I have assured him that my right hon. Friend will bear these in mind in reaching his decision.

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to his answer of 18 March, Official Report, column 56, how many further representations he has since received about the proposed funicular railway on Cairn Gorm; and how many of these have been in opposition to the proposal. [37516]

[holding answer 15 July 1996]: To date, my right hon. Friend has received a further 774 letters about the Cairn Gorm funicular railway. Of these, 83 support the proposal and 691 oppose the development.