§ 52. Mr. HALES
asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that the electric supply in large areas of South-West England is under the control of an American company now in liquidation and accordingly under the control of the American Reconstruction Corporation, a subsidiary of the United States Government; and what steps he proposes to take to ensure that British public utilities are removed from the control of a foreign Government?
§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
Electrical supply undertakings in this country are 25 operated under statutory control, and changes of the nature referred to by my hon. Friend would not in any way affect the statutory conditions under which these undertakings operate.