HC Deb 19 June 1963 vol 679 c66W
Mr. Malcolm MacMillan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what proposals for a water supply for the district of South Lochboisdale, Isle of South Uist, he has now received from Inverness County Council; whether the council intend to proceed with this scheme while engineering plant and contractors are working in the neighbourhood; what is the estimated cost of the South Lochboisdale scheme; and what will be his contribution to its cost.

Mr. Noble

I understand that owing to the heavier capital and running costs involved in extending the scheme on which work is now going on, the county council propose to supply South Lochboisdale from the North side of the loch, but consider that other schemes elsewhere must come first. The estimated cost is £18,350 but I have no details of the scheme yet and it is too early to say what grant it will earn.