HC Deb 21 March 1962 vol 656 c376
21. Mr. W. Baxter

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what proposals he has for the regionalisation of water supplies for central Scotland.

Mr. Galbraith

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply my right hon. Friend gave him on 14th February.

Mr. Baxter

Does the Under-Secretary appreciate that that was not a very satisfactory reply? As two new towns are being built in this area, one at Cumbernauld and one at Livingstone, so that there is a need for some regionalised scheme of water from Glasgow and Edinburgh, is it not time that the hon. Gentleman was making some effort to bring about such a scheme of regionalisation? Is he also aware that the most progressive local authorities in the area are in favour of the establishment of such a scheme?

Mr. Galbraith

I do not know why the hon. Gentleman says that my right hon. Friend's answer was unsatisfactory. He said that the Scottish Water Advisory Committee had been reconstituted in order to deal with this very problem.