46. Captain CAZALET
asked the Minister of Transport how many companies, private and municipal, are distributing electricity in connection with the Central Board of Electricity Commissioners?
§ Captain A. HUDSON
My right hon. Friend is informed that at the present time the Central Electricity Board are giving direct supplies from the Grid system to 190 authorised undertakers of which 131 are public authorities and 59 are companies. Many of these undertakers give bulk supplies to other undertakers, who thus receive supplies indirectly from the Grid.
Is the Minister satisfied with the way in which these companies are doing their work, in view of the fact that 10 years ago we were promised light in the home and power on the farm, and to-day there are still 6,000,000 homes without any electricity?
§ Captain HUDSON
That does not arise from the question, which asked for certain figures. If my hon. and gallant Friend will put his question on the Paper I may be able to give him some further information.