§ Sir R. Russell
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment by whose authority preparations have started on parts of the North Wales Hydro-Electric Scheme before the Bill to authorise the scheme has been passed by this House.
§ Mr. Peter Thomas
I have been asked to reply to this Question.
I am informed that only exploratory survey work, which does not anticipate parliamentary approval of the scheme, is presently being carried out at the site with the approval of the local planning authority.