HC Deb 16 November 1982 vol 32 c148W
Dr. J. Dickson Mabon

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is giving any assistance to the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board in its efforts to develop a generating station based on peat; and if he will make a statement on progress so far.

Mr. Younger

Beyond my general powers to control the borrowing and investment programme of the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board I have no powers to provide additional assistance for individual developments.

The board is soon to consider a report on the economic viability of the project. No decision has yet been taken on whether to begin construction of a pilot power station on the Isle of Lewis.