HC Deb 09 December 1935 vol 307 c565

asked the Minister of Transport whether he can arrange that in future the accounts of the Central Electricity Board can be published in rather greater detail, and in particular that the accounts of each electricity area shall be shown in sufficient detail in order that the working results of each area may be fully disclosed?


As the Central Electricity Board is charged with the duty of constructing and working a transmission system for the country as a whole on a national basis, and any division into areas is consequently made by the Board on technical rather than on financial grounds, the only result of my hon. Friend's suggestion would be to elaborate the accounts on a basis which runs counter to the whole principle of the scheme.