§ 23. Mr. T. Johnston
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the present stage in the proceedings in the Kelvin Valley scheme under the Land Drainage (Scotland) Act; and when he expects to be in a position to announce the commencement of operations?
§ Mr. Elliot
The Department of Agriculture are on the point of publishing the settled scheme and issuing copies thereof to parties affected, as required by Subsection 3 (4) of the Land Drainage (Scotland) Act, 1930. The exact date of the commencement of operations depends on factors outwith my control, such as due opportunity for objections and for Parliamentary review, and I regret, therefore, that no reliable forecast can yet be made.