HC Deb 28 January 1931 vol 247 cc973-4
62. Rear-Admiral BEAMISH

asked the Minister of Transport what progress has been made in the districts adjacent to the overhead cables in East Sussex to supply cheap or any electricity to farmers and other workers and residents; and what steps he is taking to hasten, cheapen, and facilitate such supply?


The actual supply of electricity to farmers and other workers and residents in the districts adjacent to the overhead grid lines in East Sussex is a matter for the authorised distributors for the districts concerned. All these distributors are making progress in the development of their undertakings, and at a recent conference at which representatives of these undertakings were present, I urged the putting in hand of further distribution developments in acceleration of their normal programmes, the offer of attractive two-part tariffs for domestic supplies, and facilities for assisted wiring and hire-purchase with the view of stimulating development.

Rear-Admiral BEAMISH

Has the right hon. Gentleman had any assurance from the distributing authorities that they will, in fact, hasten the supply in the vicinity of these wires, in view of the fact that there is an urgent, demand for cheap supplies of electricity?


No. As far as I know, the undertakers concerned did not take part in the discussion, but, if the hon. and gallant Gentleman has any specific points to which he would like to call my attention, perhaps he will write to me, and I shall be glad to look into them.