HC Deb 22 May 1928 vol 217 c1678
28. Mr. DAY

asked the Minister of Transport the date when the inquiry asked for by the Wandsworth Borough Council will be held with reference to the revision of the maximum prices that may be charged for electricity under the Electricity (Supply) Act, 1922; and the terms of reference of this inquiry and the names of those nominated to conduct it?

Colonel ASHLEY

As I explained in answer to a question asked on this subject on the 26th April by my hon. Friend the Member for North Dorset (Mr. Han-bury), the Inquiry which I have directed to be held is into the application of the Wandsworth Borough Council and certain consumers for a revision of the maximum prices which may be charged for electricity in that borough. The Inquiry is to be held by Sir Harry Haward and Mr. W. W. Lackie, who propose to open it on Thursday next.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say what has been the cause of the delay before the Inquiry started?

Colonel ASHLEY

It has not been undue delay. There have been certain conversations between the borough councils on other matters. Any delay that has occurred has been in consequence of the discussions with the borough councils.