§ 33. Mr. A. J. Irvine
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he will, within the powers conferred upon him by Section 5 of the Electricity Act, 1947, give a general direction to the central authority to ensure that greater safety precautions are to be taken in sub-stations.
§ Mr. Irvine
Is the Minister aware that the machinery of joint consultation, no matter what the relevant Section may be, in this matter and in other matters appears to be breaking down to the great dissatisfaction of those concerned? Is he also aware that recommendations arising out of an accident some time ago at Bishopsgate that nearly resulted in serious 872 loss of life have been made and accepted but not implemented by those responsible? Will he do something about it?
§ Mr. Shinwell
Has the right hon. Gentleman had any complaints from either side about the lack of consultation in respect of that Section?