§ 35. Mr. PERKINS
asked the hon. and gallant Member for Rye, as representing the Forestry Commissioners, whether he proposes to repeal or amend the New Forest Act of 1877?
§ Colonel Sir GEORGE COURTHOPE (Forestry Commissioner)
The Forestry Commissioners are unaware of any proposal to repeal or amend this Statute.
§ 33 and 39. Mr. PERKINS
asked the Minister of Transport (1) whether the proposed overhead electric cables over the New Forest will result in cheaper electricity for the New Forest villages;
(2) whether the proposed electric cable over the New Forest will supply the needs of the inhabitants of the village of Godshill and other villages in the vicinity?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of TRANSPORT (Lieut.-Colonel Headlam)
The high tension line referred to is a link in the south-western section of the national transmission or grid system. The grid will make electricity more readily available to the supply authorities distributing in rural districts and the economies resulting from the grid system will in due course be reflected in the prices charged by such authorities.