36. Earl of Dalkeith
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what progress is being made to implement the plans to provide water from Loch Lomond to the East of Scotland; and whether he will give an estimate of the dates for starting and completing the scheme.
§ Dr. Mabon
I understand that a draft of the empowering Order is now being considered by the individual authoritities concerned. A start will be made on constructing the scheme as soon as the necessary powers have been obtained. It is estimated that the works will take 2½ to three years to construct.