§ Mr. Clark Hutchison
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what further plans he has for increasing capital investment in Scotland.
§ Mr. Noble
In addition to established programmes of capital investment, supplementary investment totalling over £20 million has now been authorised. The Prime Minister's reply to the hon. Member for Battersea, North, on 5th March gave details of some £10 million of this; since then I have authorised further items of £6 million by the South of Scotland Electricity Board to strengthen their transmission and distribution network, £½million by the North of Scotland Hydro Electric Board for the same purpose, £2½ million for additional road works, and £1 million for the construction of a new reservoir by Glasgow Corporation. The great bulk of this is for work to be done in the next two years, and is an earnest of the Government's determination to stimulate the Scottish economy while longer-term measures are being deployed.