HC Deb 09 March 1933 vol 275 c1341
61. Major CARVER

asked the Minister of Transport what progress is being made to establish the supply of electricity for lighting and power in the rural districts of Howden, Riccall and Pocklington, in the East Riding of Yorkshire?

Lieut.-Colonel HEADLAM

Howden and Riccall are both within the area of the North Lincolnshire arid Howdenshire District Company, whose statutory powers only became operative in January of this year. Pocklington is in the area of the Buckrose Light and Power Company, whose powers became operative in May, 1931. I am taking steps to ascertain the actual progress made by the companies and will then communicate with my hon. and gallant Friend.