HC Deb 20 May 1936 vol 312 c1182
30. Mr. PALING

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has sanctioned the acquisition of the undertaking of the Trinidad Electric Company, Limited; whether the Electricity Board Ordinance of 1935 has been passed and proclaimed in its entirety; whether the board is now in charge of and administering the concern; and, if not, what is the cause of the delay?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. The Governor has been informed that His Majesty will not be advised to exercise his power of disallowance with respect to the Trinidad Electricity Board Ordinance, 1935, but that the proclamation referred to in Section 9 (2) of the Ordinance, vesting the undertaking in the Electricity Board, should not be issued without my prior approval. Delay in transferring the undertaking has been caused by legal proceedings arising out of the arbitration award.