Hydro-Electric Project

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 20th January 1948.

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Photo of Mr William Gallacher Mr William Gallacher , Fife Western 12:00 am, 20th January 1948

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will give an undertaking that the Scottish Hydro-Electric Project will not be affected in 1948 by any revision arising from the White Paper on Capital Investment in 1948.

Photo of Mr Arthur Woodburn Mr Arthur Woodburn , Clackmannan and Eastern

I regret I cannot add to the statement of the Government's intentions as set out in the White Paper and in the Debate thereon on 18th December.

Photo of Mr William Gallacher Mr William Gallacher , Fife Western

In view of the great hopes of this undertaking which were encouraged by the former Secretary of State, will the present Secretary of State see that nothing is allowed to happen which will in any way hold up the work that is going on in connection with the hydro-electric project?

Photo of Mr Arthur Woodburn Mr Arthur Woodburn , Clackmannan and Eastern

The work is going on steadily and the difficulties in completing the work on this scheme are more likely to be physical than administrative.