Sir F. HALL (by Private Notice)
asked the Minister of Transport whether. Mr. II. B. Wodehouse, engineer and manager of the Yorkshire Electric Power Company, is to be one of the Commissioners under the Electricity Bill, and, in view of the fact that it will come into operation in a few days' time, will he give the names of all the Commissioners appointed?
§ Mr. NEAL
I have not had an opportunity since the receipt of the question of consulting the Minister of Transport, but it would be an extraordinary course to adopt to give official propagation to the names of the Commissioners under a Statute which has not yet passed in another place, and therefore is not operative.
Sir F. HALL
Will the hon. Gentleman say whether Mr. Wodehouse has or has not been appointed one of the Commissioners?
§ Sir W. MITCHELL-THOMSON
Is the hon. Gentleman aware that more than once this House has insisted, before it 47 parts with a Bill, that the names of the Commissioners should be inserted on the face of the Bill?
§ Mr. SPEAKER
If the matter is so important, the hon. and gallant Gentleman should put it down. He only handed it in at the last moment to the Under-Secretary.
Sir F. HALL
It was only because this is really the last day on which we shall have an opportunity of asking these questions except by private notice.