§ 80. Mr. John MacLeod
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will now sanction the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board to carry out the future development of water power to the extent of at least 400 Megowatts, as 160W agreed in the Mackenzie Committee's Report.
§ 83. Mr. Grimond
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland why the moratorium on new projects for the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board has not been lifted; and if Her Majesty's Government will announce their proposals in conjunction with the Board, to bring electricity to some of the many islands which are without it in Orkney and Shetland.
§ Mr. Noble
As I have already explained in reply to previous Questions, consultations with the Board about its future programme are taking place. Ways of financing the provision of electricity in islands at present without supplies are under consideration in the light of the Report of the Mackenzie Committee.