§ 35. Mr. M. MacMillan
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board's schemes for electricity for each of the islands of Barra, Vatersay, North Uist, Bernera, Baleshare, and Grimsay, are to begin.
§ Mr. Henderson Stewart
I am informed by the board that surveys of distribution schemes on Barra and North Uist are nearly complete, and that it expects to invite tenders for the work in the spring or summer. Subject to the tender prices being acceptable, it is hoped to extend the Barra scheme to Vatersay and the North Uist scheme to Bernera and Grimsay. The board tells me that an extension to Baleshare presents more difficulty and is being further examined.