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Loch Doon (Test Bores)

Volume 974: debated on Wednesday 21 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations he has received regarding the narrow remit of the public inquiry on test bores at Loch Doon; and whether, in the light of the general concern expressed, he will reconsider his decision to limit the remit of the inquiry.

To date 27 persons or associations have asked for a wide-ranging remit for the inquiry. My right hon. Friend proposes to follow the normal procedure whereby the inquiry deals with the subject of the planning application, namely, the application by the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority for planning permission for test bores and the temporary siting of up to six small portable buildings or caravans as part of a nationwide research programme.