§ 27. Mr. HERBERT WILLIAMS
asked the Minister of Transport if his attention has been called to the issue of £1,500,000 of new stock by the London and Home Counties Joint Electricity Authority; and if he can state what electricity undertakings this authority has purchased, the prices paid, and the asset values of these undertakings as shown by the accounts?
§ Following is the answer:
§ I am aware that the London and Home Counties Joint Electricity Authority has recently made a further issue of stock to the extent of £1,500,000. I am informed that the authority has purchased the electricity undertakings mentioned below as from the dates given, the purchase price being as shown:— 814
|Name of undertaking.||Date of Acquisition.||Amount of Purchase Price.|
|Dorking and District undertaking of Edmundsons Electricity Corporation, Ltd.||1st Jan.||69,496|
|Leatherhead and District undertaking of Leatherhead and District Electricity Co., Ltd.||1st Jan.||312,540|
|Surbiton and District undertaking of Cal-lenders Cable & Construction Co., Ltd.||1st Jan.||198,216|
|Twickenham aud District undertaking of Twickenham and Teddington Electric Supply Co., Ltd.:|
|(Middlesex part of undertaking).||1st Jan.||479,321|
|(Surrey part of undertaking).||24th July||143,488|
|Weybridge undertaking of Urban Electric Supply Co., Ltd.||24th July||74,807|
§ I am also informed that the Joint Authority has entered into an agreement with the South Metropolitan Electric Tramways and Lighting Company for the purchase of their electricity undertaking. The transfer will be effected as from 1st July, 1932, the total purchase money being £826,500, bringing the total cost of purchased undertakings to £2,104,368.
§ With regard to the latter part of the question the accounts of the Joint Authority for the year just closed have not yet been published, but as the above payments represent expenditure out of capital raised by the Joint Authority it is presumed that the values of the purchased undertakings will appear in the accounts at the above mentioned figures.
§ If my hon. Friend is referring in his question to the asset value as shown in the accounts of the vendors I am informed that owing to the transactions covering part only of the vendor's assets the published accounts do not give the desired information but the capital expenditure on the transferred assets was approximately as under: 815