HC Deb 06 June 1919 vol 116 cc2438-9W

asked the President of the Board of Trade who is responsible for carrying on the Walton-on-the-Naze electricity undertaking, now in liquidation; whether he will hold a public inquiry into the unsatisfactory position with regard to the supply of electricity in that district; and what steps he is taking to ensure a satisfactory supply being given before the summer holiday season commences?


The body responsible for carrying on this undertaking is the Coast Development Corporation, Limited, which went into voluntary liquidation in May, 1915, the liquidators being Sir Arthur F. Whinney and Mr. John F. Stovell. Representations have been made to my right hon. Friend by the Walton-on-the-Naze Urban District Council as to the condition of the undertaking, and he has decided to appoint an inspector to hold an inquiry at an early date.