HL Deb 23 March 1954 vol 186 cc564-5

My Lords, whereas the British Electricity Authority and the Area Boards have responsibility for the generation and distribution of electricity in England and Wales and the Southern part of Scotland, in the North of Scotland the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board have these responsibilities. In their case, the responsible Minister is the Secretary of State for Scotland, and not the Minister of Fuel and Power. For this reason, separate civil defence regulations are necessary for the sphere of authority of the North of Scotland Board. The regulations follow what I may call the English regulations precisely in effect, though naturally the language and details are not identical. I think all matters of substance have already been dealt with on the gas, transport or English electricity regulations, but I will venture to answer any points raised by any noble Lords. I beg to move that these regulations be approved.

Moved, That the Civil Defence (North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board) Regulations, 1954, reported from the Special Orders Committee on Wednesday last, be approved—(Lord Hawke.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.

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