HC Deb 17 May 1927 vol 206 cc1008-10W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will state, for the years ending 31st March, 1926 and 1927, the total cost of collections for the Customs and Excise services, showing salaries and allowances, commuted allowances and superannuation, and in Departmental charges, with the percentage and cost of the total amount of duties collected?


The particulars asked for are given in the following table:

information as to the progress of preparations of schemes by the Electricity Board; whether any scheme is in preparation which will cover the rural areas of East Anglia; and, if so, when the publication of such scheme may be expected?

Colonel ASHLEY

My hon. Friend will have seen that one scheme has already been prepared by the Electricity Commissioners and transmitted to the Central Electricity Board, and, since he gave notice of his question, published by the Board. I understand that one further scheme is in an advanced stage of preparation by the Commissioners, and that they have other schemes in hand, but that the rural districts of East Anglia are not wholly covered by any of the schemes which the Commissioners are at present engaged in preparing.