HC Deb 29 May 1963 vol 678 cc137-8W
Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations he has received opposing the proposed merger of the North and South of Scotland electricity boards; by whom they were sent; and if, before he takes a decision, he will appoint an authoritative inquiry into these proposals.

Mr. Noble

Fifteen local authorities, eleven other bodies and two individuals have made representations to me on the subject. The Mackenzie Committee investigated this matter fully and I see no reason to set up a further committee to consider their recommendations.