HC Deb 10 March 1955 vol 538 c617
56. Mr. Gower

asked the Minister of Agriculture if he will make a statement about the progress of rural electrification in Wales in the respective areas of the two electricity Boards which serve the Principality; and how progress compares with comparable areas in England.

Mr. Nugent

The percentage of farms connected to main electricity for the first time in both North and South Wales was 3.8 per cent. in 1953 and 5.3 per cent. in 1954. There is no exactly comparable area in England, but the figures for England as a whole are 4.2 per cent. and 4.7 per cent. respectively.