HC Deb 06 August 1941 vol 373 cc1959-60W
Mr. Denman

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when the Council of Ministers on Planning expect to be able to give the House clear guidance as to whether the proposals of the Grampian Electricity Supply Order are in accordance with a plan for the most desirable development of the Highlands water power, or otherwise in accord with the national interests?

Mr. Johnston

The question of the promotion of Hydro-Electric schemes by private legislation does not fall within the remit of the Council of Ministers referred to. My hon. Friend will appreciate that it would not be appropriate for me at this stage to anticipate the terms of the statement which will be made in the forthcoming Debate upon the Grampians Order.

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