HC Deb 10 April 1951 vol 486 cc810-1
25. Lord Malcolm Douglas-Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will make a statement in regard to the proposal for an up-to-date survey of parts of the Spey Valley, with a view to reclaiming land from flooding for agricultural or other purposes.

Mr. McNeil

The general purpose of the survey is to determine the best utilisation of all the land in the Spey Valley. Particular attention will be given to the possibility of reclaiming flooded areas and to the effect of such reclamation on the land utilisation problem.

Lord Malcolm Douglas-Hamilton

Does the Minister realise that this road proposal is causing very great interest in the area, and will he ensure that all the interests in that area are fully consulted?

Mr. McNeil

I think that that will be taken care of. In the three units already affected, we have done that on the site, and I am hoping for quick and good results from the south.