COMMONS

MPs hear how Local Authorities deal with severe weather conditions

09 July 2013

This session will be focused on Local Authorities and their preparations for looking after vulnerable people and keeping the roads open.

The Scottish Affairs Committee is concerned about the long periods for which consumers were without power after heavy snowfall in March. As a result of this, the Committee agreed to hold a follow-up to last year’s inquiry into the electricity grid in Scotland, to find out what lessons were learnt and what progress, if any, was made to enable the power companies, local authorities and consumers to cope better with this latest round of adverse conditions.

The inquiry will also explore related issues which accompany severe weather and loss of power, such as the maintenance of telephone networks and roads.

Witnesses

Wednesday 10 July

At 2.30pm in Committee Room 6, Palace of Westminster

  • Elma Murray, Chief Executive, North Ayrshire Council
  • Councillor Ian Carruthers, Dumfries and Galloway Council
  • Alistair Speedie, Director of Planning and Environment Services, Dumfries and Galloway Council

Further information

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