§ Mr. M. MacMillan
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what are the plans for water supply in the Isle of Barra; and if he will give dates, or approximate dates, of commencement of these schemes.
§ Mr. J. Stuart
Two water supply schemes are planned for Barra—the Castlebay scheme at an estimated cost of £61,000 and the Northbay scheme at an estimated cost of £53,000. The county council will undertake the Castlebay scheme which is planned to begin in 1952. I have submitted to the county council proposals under which I shall undertake the Northbay scheme as landlord of a large number of smallholdings and I hope it may be possible to start work towards the end of 1952.