HC Deb 16 December 1958 vol 597 cc190-1W
115. Sir D. Robertson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what scheme he has under consideration for approval for providing supplies of electricity to Brae- more, Caithness; and on what date it is scheduled for completion.

Mr. Maclay

The order in which the Board undertake particular distribution schemes is entirely a matter for them; my approval is not required except insofar as I have to give my consent to the actual placing of overhead lines. No application for such consent has been made.

117. Sir D. Robertson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when the people in Braemore, Caithness, are likely, under the scheme which he has sanctioned, to receive supplies of water; and if he will use his powers to ensure that the local authority take immediate steps to obviate schoolchildren having to carry water from their homes for their mid-day meal at school.

Mr. Maclay

The Caithness Regional Water Supply Scheme as approved does not include a supply to Braemore. I understand that the County Council who are the responsible authority are considering other ways in which the village might be supplied. As regards the second part of the Question I have not yet completed my enquiries and will write to my hon. Friend.