HC Deb 06 December 1928 vol 223 cc1426-7W

asked the Minister of Transport whether he has approved and can give the names of the special committee appointed by the London and Home Counties Electricity Authority to review the charges and conditions imposed by electricity undertakers in its district; whether any previous investigations have taken place into the charges made by four separate private electric undertakers who charge 10d. per unit; and is he aware that in some cases local authorities are able to charge only 3d. and per unit, whilst many private electricity undertakers charge 9d. and 10d. per unit?

Colonel ASHLEY

The desirability of carrying out a review on the lines indicated by the hon. Member in the first part of his question was, with my approval, suggested by the Electricity Commissioners to the London and Home Counties Joint Electricity Authority, but the appointment by that body of any committee is entirely a matter for them. The charges made by the various undertakers are within the maxima fixed by the Special Acts or Orders relating to the various undertakings, as modified by any subsequent Orders that may have been made for the revision of such maximum charges.