HC Deb 19 December 1927 vol 212 cc37-8W

asked the Minister of Transport whether his attention has been drawn to certain criticisms of the South-East England Electricity Scheme which has recently been submitted under the Electricity Supply Act of last year; and whether he can state the present position of the scheme?

Colonel ASHLEY

The South-East England Electricity Scheme and the Book of Supplementary Particulars recently published have been prepared by the Electricity Commissioners pursuant to Section 4 of the Electricty (Supply) Act, 1926, and have been transmitted to the Central Electricity Board. The Board, as was their duty, have published the scheme as received from the Commissioners. They are now engaged in investigating the scheme and are discussing in detail, with the parties, the representations which have been made upon it. The whole subject is, therefore, under the consideration of the Board andsub judice.