HC Deb 04 March 1936 vol 309 cc1386-7
57 and 58. Mr. GEORGE HALL

asked the Minister of Transport (1) the terms of reference of the McGowan Committee on electricity distribution;

(2) the date upon which the McGowan Committee on electricity distribution will complete its inquiry; and will he arrange for a verbatim report of the proceedings to be made available to all interested parties?


I announced the terms of reference of this Committee in this House on 11th July. The Committee which has not yet concluded its work is not in a position to say when it will report. As regards the third point, I would refer to the answer given on 12th December in reply to the hon. and gallant Member for Carnarvonshire (Major Owen). I am sending him a copy of this reply as well as of the Committee's terms of reference.

69. Mr. EDE

asked the Minister of Transport whether the Committee inquiring into the distribution of electricity has yet completed taking eivdence; when it last met; when it will next meet; and when he expects to be in possession of its report?


The answer to the first part of the question is "No"; to the second part, 28th February; to the third part, that the Committee is in frequent session; and to the fourth part that I cannot say.


With regard to the third part of the question, is it the fact that the chairman has gone away for a month's holiday?


People do that occasionally.

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