HC Deb 01 March 1938 vol 332 cc911-2
45. Mr. Ede

asked the Prime Minister when it is proposed to give a First Reading to the Bill for the reorganisation of the distribution of electricity?

The Prime Minister

In view of the heavy programme of work, I am afraid I now see no prospect of being able to proceed with the Electricity Supply Bill during the present Session.

Mr. Ede

In view of the anxiety felt on the supplying side of the industry, will the right hon. Gentleman consider making an early announcement as to whether it is proposed to proceed at all with the reorganisation of that side?

The Prime Minister

I hope it may be possible to take the Bill early next Session.