HC Deb 12 May 1983 vol 42 c423W
Mr. Corrie

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has set any objectives for the Scottish electricity boards.

Mr. Younger

In keeping with the statement by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Industry on the relationship between the Government and the nationalised industries, I have now set objectives for the South of Scotland electricity board and the North of Scotland hydro-electric board.

In view of the close collaboration that exists between the two boards, it seemed most appropriate to set the objectives as a common list applicable to both boards. Each board will, of course, retain the responsibility for ensuring that the objectives are met within their own organisations.