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North Scotland Hydro-Electric Board Scheme

Volume 523: debated on Monday 1 February 1954

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63.

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation how much of the cost of the new road projected under Scheme 23, known as the Moriston Project, of the North of Scot land Hydro-Electric Board will be borne by his Department; and what proportion this is of the total expenditure of constructing these roads along the Southern and Eastern edges of Loch Loyne.

The answer to the first part of the Question is "None, Sir"; and therefore the second part does not arise.

64.

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation the cost of the recent development of the road from Tomdoun to Cluanie Inn, of which some nine miles are now to be abandoned under Scheme 23 (b) of the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board; what is the estimated cost of the roads to be constructed, firstly, from the Tom doun—Cluanie road to the dam at the North-East end of Loch Loyne, and, secondly, the road from the termination of road diversion, Work No. 26, to the dam at the North-East end of Loch Loyne; and what proportion of this is to be borne by his Department.

Within the last three years £2,000 has been spent on resurfacing about one mile South of Loyne Bridge. Since the war £14,000 has been spent on soil stabilisation North of Loyne Bridge. No part of the cost of the works referred to in the second part of the Question will be borne by my Department. We are not in possession of the estimates referred to, but I am asking my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland to obtain them for my hon. and gallant Friend.