HC Deb 11 December 1928 vol 223 cc1898-9

asked the Minister of Transport whether he has any further information of the intention of the Electricity Commissioners to acquire compulsorily the area in Fulham, comprising Regina Wharf, Coronation Wharf, and Shell Wharf, and would he inform this House as to the firms at present operating within these confines and the number of workpeople employed by them; and have the Electricity Commissioners made any survey of the grounds of the Hurlingham Polo Club, in the close vicinity of the above and occupying an area over four times greater than the one suggested?

Colonel ASHLEY

The hon. Member appears to be under some misapprehension. The Electricity Commissioners have no intention and, indeed, no power to acquire land in Fulham or elsewhere. The position in regard to this matter was explained in the answer which I gave to the question asked by the hon. Member on this subject last Tuesday, to which I would refer him.


Is the right hon. and gallant Gentleman aware that the Electricity Commissioners are inducing the local borough council to exercise their powers to shut down factories, leaving the neighbouring polo ground alone; and that they are utilising the ground of the factory for another purpose?

Colonel ASHLEY

If that be so, all those matters will come before the Commissioners if and when the inquiry is held.