HC Deb 13 May 1925 vol 183 c1839

asked the Minister of Transport how soon he expects to be in a position to state the Government's plan for providing work for the unemployed in connection with the development of the electrical industry

The MINISTER of TRANSPORT(Colonel Ashley)

The whole question of the supply and distribution of electricity is under consideration, and considerable progress has been made, but I am not yet in a position to add anything to the answer given on the 24th February in reply to a question by the hon. Member for Newport. I would, however, remind the hon. Member that the Government are giving financial assistance, through the Unemployment Grants Committee, to electrical schemes which are being expedited for the purpose of relieving unemployment