Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 19 April 1978.

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Photo of Mr Gregor Mackenzie Mr Gregor Mackenzie , Rutherglen 12:00, 19 April 1978

When next my right hon. Friend goes to Edinburgh, it is highly improbable that he will be able to visit the hydro-electric board's offices, for the good and simple reason that, subject to certain safeguards, he has no power to intervene in what is primarily a matter for the commercial judgment of the board.

The increased charges are in line with increases generally over the years. The charges now being made by both boards in Scotland are among the lowest in the United Kingdom.