HC Deb 17 February 1949 vol 461 cc208-9W
Mr. Erroll

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what permission he has given to the Scottish Hydro-Electric Board to purchase diesel alternators as a substitute for hydro plant.

Mr. Woodburn

Under the Electricity Act, 1947, the Board may generate electricity within their district by any means and diesel plant is being installed to supplement existing plant in certain areas and to provide current in other areas where hydro power is not available and may not be available for a considerable time.