HC Deb 10 March 1898 vol 54 cc1209-10

That it is desirable that a Select Committee be appointed to join with a Committee of the House of Commons to consider and report—

  1. 1. Whether, notwithstanding the provisions of Section 12 (1) of the Electric Lighting Act, 1882, powers should be given in any cases for acquiring land compulsorily for generating stations; and, if so, under what conditions as respects liability for nuisance, notices to surrounding owners, and otherwise;
  2. 2. Whether compulsory powers of acquiring land for generating stations, if proper to be given in any case, should be given where the proposed site is not within the area of supply;
  3. 3. Whether, in case of a generating station, however acquired, not being situate within the area of supply, power should be given for the breaking-up of streets between the generating station and the boundary of the area of supply;
  4. 4. Whether powers should be given in any case for the supply of electrical energy over an area including districts of numerous local authorities, involving plant of exceptional dimensions and high voltage; and, if such powers may properly be given, whether any, and what, conditions should be imposed:
    1. (a) With respect to system and plant, and to the construction and location 1210 of generating stations, in view of the powers of purchase conferred upon local authorities by sections two and three of the Electric Lighting Act, 1888;
    2. (b) With respect to the relations of the promoters to other undertakers
    and to local authorities within parts of the area;
  5. 5. Under what conditions (if any) ought powers to be conferred upon promoters seeking to supply electrical energy to other undertakers, and not directly to consumers.