HC Deb 26 March 1946 vol 421 cc177-8
6. Mr. Cook

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the number of contracts which have been placed, or will be placed, in the near future by the North Scotland Hydro Board; and what is the relative value of these contracts as between Scottish and English contractors.

Mr. Westwood

I am making inquiries and will communicate with the hon. Member as soon as the information is available.

7. Mr. Cook

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give an assurance that no member of the North of Scotland Hydro Board has any connection with' any firm or firms who have undertaken or will be undertaking contracts for the aforementioned Board.

Mr. Westwood

The position of members of the Board with regard to contracts is governed by paragraph 6 of the First Schedule to the Hydro-Electric Development (Scotland) Act, 1943, which states that a member of the Board must disclose his interest in any company with which the Board has made or proposes to make a contract and must not take part in any deliberation or decision in regard to such a contract.