HC Deb 13 February 1945 vol 408 c7
7. Mr. Woodburn

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he is aware of the difficulties of the people of Dollar obtaining gas supplies owing to there being no grid connecting the town with other supplies; and whether he can do anything to secure an adequate supply of gas at a reasonable charge.

The Minister of Fuel and Power (Major Lloyd George)

I am aware that complaints have been made about the gas supply at Dollar. These were due to minor difficulties at the gas works, which have recently been overcome. Some steps towards centralising gas supplies in the county of Clackmannan were taken prior to the war, and I understand that discussions on the inclusion of Dollar in the scheme are taking place.

Mr. Woodburn

Can the Minister say whether that is likely to take place at an early date and whether there will be a linking-up with the grid?

Major Lloyd George

All I know is that, at the moment, negotiations are taking place. I have not yet received the results.