HC Deb 19 December 1946 vol 431 c2160
40. Mr. MacLeod

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power why a supply of poles and other material necessary to bring electricity to North Kessock, Ross-shire, cannot be supplied when the mains are only two miles away and it was promised a supply before the war.

Mr. Shinwell

I understand that, though the Grampian Electric Supply Company have under consideration a scheme for supplying this area, they have not yet applied to the Electricity Commissioners for a licence to acquire the necessary poles.

Mr. MacLeod

But I wrote to the President of the Board of Trade some time ago and he assured me that they would have poles last June. Surely they should know something about it by now?

Mr. Shinwell

But if the company concerned have not made application it the poles, obviously it is their fault.

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