Mr. CATHCART WASON
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if his attention has been directed to proposals for the utilisation of tides; and if, in view of the recent coal troubles and the importance of developing other sources of power, he will make inquiry as to the possibility of working the tidal strength of the Pentland Firth for purposes of defence and supplying the Admiralty with electrical power?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
I am aware that proposals have been made, but I am advised that in the present state of the 2429W problem no practical purpose would be served by the inquiry suggested by my hon. Friend.