§ Captain FULLER
asked the Minister of Transport what the estimated capital expenditure of the electricity grid system is; how much has been expended to date; and if he is satisfied that the work will be carried out within the estimate?
§ Lieut.-Colonel HEADLAM:
The annual report and accounts of the Central Electricity Board for last year showing the actual expenditure to 31st December are not yet published, but I understand they will shortly be available, and will show the actual expenditure up to that date. As regards the original estimated cost of the grid, including standardisa- 832W tion of frequency, I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the eleventh report of the Electricity Commissioners (for the year 1930–31) where the position is set out.