§ 41. Mr. ALPASS
asked the Minister of Transport whether any municipalities install electricity in working-class houses on the easy payment plan. or by other special means; and, if so, will he give the names of such authorities?
§ Mr. HERBERT MORRISON
At the end of the financial year 1928–29 upwards of 160 municipal undertakers had incurred expenditure on the provision of wiring in consumer's premises for hire or hire- 417 purchase, and others were in process of doing so. I am unable to say whether in all these cases the assisted wiring schemes apply specifically to working-class houses, but I should assume that they would as a general rule be open to all classes of private consumers.