HC Deb 13 December 1932 vol 273 cc172-3
34 and 35. Lord SCONE

asked the Minister of Transport (1) if he is aware that the inhabitants of the district of Errol have been suffering inconvenience for many weeks as the result of the failure of the negotiations concerning the introduction of electricity into the village; and if he is now in a position to make a statement;

(2) if he will consider arranging a meeting, to be presided over by an official of his Department, between the parties to the Errol electricity supply dispute with a view to restoring to the inhabitants of the Errol district the artificial illuminants of which they are at present deprived?


As my Noble Friend points out, the difficulty arises out of the Company's reluctance to proceed in the absence of agreement as to compensation for a way-leave. I should be ready to adopt his suggestion for a meeting between the parties if they themselves are prepared to fall in with it.


Is the hon. Gentleman not prepared to take the initiative himself in this matter?


I am quite prepared to take the action I have just stated.