§ 49. Mr. R. Gibson
asked the Prime Minister whether the Government will now take steps to put into operation the Caledonian Power Scheme?
§ The Prime Minister
No, Sir. The Caledonian Power Scheme would take some years to put into operation, and it is necessary to concentrate our energies on schemes offering a quicker return.
§ Mr. Gibson
Is the Prime Minister keeping in mind that the investigation showed at the time that the work would require only 2,000 men for 18 months, that carbide is a vital necessity, and that the Government of the day gave an undertaking that the work would go on?
§ Mr. A. Bevan
Is the right hon. Gentleman also aware that the undertaking given to the House by this Corporation, through the Minister for the Co-ordination of Defence, was not fulfilled?