HC Deb 20 February 1963 vol 672 cc438-9
32. Mr. Steele

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is now in a position to make a statement on the proposal to supply mid-Scotland with water from Loch Lomond.

Mr. Leburn

My right hon. Friend expects to be able to do so very shortly.

Mr. Steele

Can the Under-Secretary say whether a decision is to be taken that a scheme to take water from Loch Lomond should be carried out? Is he aware that a large number of interests in my constituency are involved, and that adequate time will have to be provided so that what these interests have to say can be heard before a final decision is taken?

Mr. Leburn

There is no question of a decision having been made. My right hon. Friend will have to consider the report of the working party, and I can certainly give the hon. Gentleman the assurance that those who have interests in this matter will be given every opportunity to make representations.