§ Mr. M. MacMillan
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether the Scottish Department of Agriculture will make available an increased grant for the construction of a pier at Portnaguran, Isle of Lewis, as a means of encouraging the restoration of the fishing industry in the Hebrides.
As the hon. Member is aware most of these harbour improvement works were postponed at the outbreak of war, and I am at present unable to give any undertaking about priorities in the immediate post-war period. I can, however, assure my hon. Friend that any application by the County Council for assistance in carrying out this project will receive sympathetic consideration.