HC Deb 14 July 1938 vol 338 cc1506-7
45. Mr. Wakefield

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the fact that the functions of the Minister of Transport, in his capacity as the highway authority for the trunk roads, in some cases conflict with his responsibility for the electric supply industry, he will consider the desirability of the responsibility for electric supply being transferred to another Department of State where such a conflict will not arise?

The Chancellor of the Exchequer (Sir John Simon)

The Prime Minister is not aware that any practical difficulties have arisen as a result of the dual responsibility of my right hon. Friend.