HC Deb 19 June 1956 vol 554 cc83-4W
77 and 78. Mr. Woodburn

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) what grants and loans are available to crofters and other farmers for the provision of electricity in the Highlands and other sparsely populated areas; and to what extent these apply to transmission and installation of light and power;

(2) to what extent grants and loans are available to crofters and others for the installation and transmission of electricity without prior commitments to instal agricultural electrical equipment.

Mr. J. Stuart

Grants may be paid under the Hill Farming and Livestock Rearing Acts towards the cost of connection with a public electricity supply provided this forms part of a comprehensive improvement scheme. Internal wiring may be included in the improvement or erection of buildings for which grant and loan assistance may be provided under the Crofters (Scotland) Act, 1955. No conditions regarding the installation of electrical equipment are attached in either case.