HC Deb 30 June 1958 vol 590 c865
30. Mr. Batsford

asked the Paymaster-General what progress has been made by the Committee set up to examine certain aspects of co-operation between the gas and electricity industries; and whether it is inviting evidence from members of the public.

Sir I. Horobin

I understand the Committee has already held four meetings and has received a considerable volume of evidence. It is at present considering meter reading and billing, service centres and showrooms, advertising and co-operation in regard to the Public Utilities Street Works Act, 1950, and would welcome comments from any body or person that may be interested.

Mr. Batsford

Is my hon. Friend aware that members of the public are awaiting the findings of this Committee with considerable interest?

Sir I. Horobin

Yes, Sir; and perhaps the findings will be more to their liking if those who are competent to assist the Committee with evidence would give it.