§ 41. Mr. M. MacMillan
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when work on the Isle of North Uist water supply schemes is to begin.
§ Mr. J. Stuart
I would refer the hon. Member to the answer that I gave to him on this subject on 4th December, 1951, to which I have nothing to add at present.
§ Mr. MacMillan
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that on this island there are some thousands of people left without suitable or even safe water supply; that during the summer months they suffer from drought and lose some of their cattle; has he no plan at all for a water supply in this area to assist the ordinary domestic needs and convenience of the people and local agriculture; and has he nothing to add to an answer which said nothing at all?
§ Mr. Stuart
I understand that the county council may be considering a revised scheme which would be rather less costly, but I have not at present received any approach from them on the subject.