§ Sir D. NEWTON
asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware that difficulties have arisen in obtaining suitable sites for sub-stations required for the distribution of electricity in rural areas; and if it is proposed to take steps to assist undertakers in the matter?
§ Colonel ASHLEY:
I was not aware that difficulties of this kind had arisen, but if my hon. Friend will furnish me with particulars of any cases he may have in mind I will ask the Electricity Commissioners to consider them. I would remind him that Special Orders can be made, if necessary, to authorise the compulsory acquisition of land for stations for generating, transforming, converting or distributing electricity.