§ 3. Major McCallum
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he has considered a memorandum from the inhabitants of the Island of Lismore, through the organisation known as the Friends of Lismore., in which great anxiety is expressed regarding the future agricultural and residential prospects for the island; and what steps he proposes to take to bring about an improvement of present conditions.
§ The Secretary of State for Scotland (Mr. Westwood)
I received the memorandum a few days ago. It raises questions of some complexity affecting a number of Departments, and these are now under consideration.
§ Major McCallum
Will the Minister consult with the other Ministers to whom this memorandum was addressed, and see if something can be done before the ex-Servicemen, who are coming home and are now proposing to settle down there, are driven off by inability to obtain agricultural assistance from the right hon. Gentleman's Department?
§ Mr. Westwood
I can assure the hon. and gallant Gentleman that these consultations are continuing, but the memorandum referred to in the Question raises questions of great complexity. I am giving immediate attention to the points raised in it.
§ Mr. McKinlay
Will the Minister agree to have the B.B.C. broadcast this information in their Argyllshire programme on Friday night?