HC Deb 05 February 1941 vol 368 c920
18. Mr. Keeling

asked the Minister of Transport whether the Government's decision not to take any steps to put the Caledonian Power Scheme into operation implies that they will oppose the Grampians Electricity Supply Draft Provisional Order?

The Minister of Transport (Lieut.-Colonel Moore-Brabazon)

No, Sir. The two schemes are entirely different. I am not in a position to say what views may be expressed upon the proposals in the draft Order by the various Government Departments concerned.

Mr. Keeling

Would my right hon. and gallant Friend agree that the Grampians' scheme, like the Caledonian scheme, would require a great deal of labour and material which might be better employed in waging war?

Lieut.-Colonel Moore-Brabazon

The Grampians scheme and the Caledonian scheme are two entirely different schemes, which must be looked upon as separate propositions.

Mr. Keeling

That reply is completely irrelevant to my Supplementary Question.

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