§ Sir D. NEWTON
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware of the high cost of electric lamps and its detrimental effect upon rural electrification in this country as compared with other foreign countries; and if he is prepared to take steps to inquire into the causes?
§ Mr. W. GRAHAM
Whilst any reduction in the price of electrical apparatus generally would no doubt be of assistance to rural electrification, I have no reason to suppose that the present price of electric lamps is such as to constitute by itself any serious obstacle to that process. Should, however, the, hon. Member have any evidence to that effect, I should be happy to consider it.