§ 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 191W 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.