§ Sir A. SINCLAIR
asked the Minister of Transport whether he is yet in a position to announce the results of the preliminary engineering survey of the Highlands and other rural areas of Scotland by the Electricity Commissioners; and whether the scheme for extending the main transmission lines into those areas has yet been framed or is now in course of preparation?
§ Mr. HERBERT MORRISON
As the outcome of the survey, a scheme under the Act of 1926 is now in course of preparation for Southern Scotland and the Electricity Commissioners hope to transmit it to the Central Electricity Board in the early part of the autumn. With regard to Northern Scotland, further investigations are still in progress and the Commissioners have not yet come to a conclusion whether a scheme under the Act of 1926 for extending the main transmission lines into Northern Scotland will be economically practicable.