§ Mr. M. MacMillan
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the position with regard to new water supplies for the Isle of Barra and Vatersay; and when the schemes scheduled to start this year will begin.
§ Mr. J. Stuart
The county council expect to advertise in May for tenders for the Castlebay scheme and to have work started about the end of July. Detailed proposals for the Northbay scheme, to be undertaken by my Department, have been adjusted and will come formally before the council at an early date.
A scheme for an improved water supply at Vatersay forms part of the 124W county council's comprehensive proposals, but they have not so far selected this scheme for inclusion in an annual programme of work.