§ Mr. McQuarrie
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he has any plans to provide additional funds to the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board, the Grampian regional council, and the Banff and Buchan district council in view of the serious weather conditions in the Grampian region.
§ Mr. Ancram
My right hon. Friend is prepared to consider representations from local authorities and other public bodies if exceptional costs have been incurred.