HC Deb 07 April 1925 vol 182 cc2027-8
75. Major HARVEY

asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware that the delay in dealing with the application for the Central South Devon Electricity Order and the refusal to grant powers which would lead to the mimediate supply of electricity to a large area, in regard to which there is no competing application, is causing inconvenience in the locality; and will he expedite proceedings in this matter?

Colonel ASHLEY

The scheme submitted with this application did not appear to the Electricity Commissioners to be satisfactory or sufficiently comprehensive from a, technical point of view, and the promoter was asked to submit a further scheme. This has not yet been received. I would, however, point out that there is a competing application in respect of a part of the area concerned, and so soon as the further scheme asked for has been received the Commissioners intend to hold a local inquiry into the two applications.


Is the right hon. Gentleman not aware that the second scheme asked for is of a nature which is entirely different from any scheme that has been demanded before?

Colonel ASHLEY

That is why we are going to have a local inquiry so that these matters may be brought out.

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