§ 61. Mr. Malcolm MacMillan
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what decision he has reached regarding the representations from the Western Isles Labour Party and the hon. Member for 291W the Western Isles that the fishery training scheme be extended and new fishing vessels, including a number of advance construction boats, be added to the Outer Hebrides fleet; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Ross
Following its discussions with other interested bodies the Highlands and Islands Development Board submitted to me on 7th February a proposal for development of fisheries in the Highlands and Islands by the provision of new boats and training. This proposal includes special reference to the Western Isles and I am now considering it urgently.