§ Mr. Peter Duncan
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) what assessment he has made of the part played by Caledonian MacBrayne in supporting island economies; 
(2) when he last met the Secretary of State for Transport to discuss the future of Caledonian MacBrayne ferries; 
(3) how much grant was provided to Caledonian MacBrayne in each of the last six years; 
(4) what plans he has to meet employee representatives to discuss the future of Caledonian MacBrayne. 
§ Mr. McGuire
Matters affecting the internal Scottish ferry services operated by Caledonian MacBrayne are devolved to the Scottish Parliament and fall within the responsibility of Scottish Ministers.