§ 33. Mr. N. McLean
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is aware of the present inadequate state of the water supply in Portree; and if he will now state when work will start on the proposed Storr Loch water supply scheme for Portree and the surrounding region.
§ Mr. N. McLean
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will state the reasons for the continuing delay in starting work on the Loch Storr water scheme for Portree and the surrounding region, about which the hon. Member for Inverness has written to him; and what steps are being taken to overcome the legal difficulties involved.
§ Mr. Nixon Browne
Yes. The North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board's Scheme is now formally before my right hon. Friend for confirmation. Thereafter it must lie before both Houses of Parliament for forty days and, if not objected to, will then become operative and the way will then be clear for work on the water scheme to begin.