§ Major GLYN
asked the Minister of Transport what are the wayleave rentals recently awarded in various counties for the construction of electricity lines under the Electricity Act, 1926; whether the prices of 4s. a pole for arable land, 2s. for grass land, 1s. for other land, and 6d. for stays may be taken as an indication of the prime costs of line construction; and how do such prices compare with the estimates made when the Electricity Act was being framed?
§ Colonel ASHLEY
Wayleave rentals in connection with electricity lines necessarily depend to some extent on the circumstances of each particular case, but the figures mentioned by my hon. and gallant Friend correspond with or closely approximate to the rentals that have been recently awarded in various parts of the country. Any estimates that may have been made of the wayleave expenses likely to be incurred in connection with main transmission lines would, in view of the different type of supports required to be used for such lines, not be usefully comparable with the figures referred to.