§ Mr. LATHAN
asked the Minister of Transport whether, in view of the acquisition of over 90 per cent. of the capital of six of the London electricity supply companies which are authorised undertakers by the London Associated Electricity Undertaking, Limited, which has concluded an agreement with the said companies to manage them until 1911, he can state whether the compensation provisions of the Electricity (Supply) Acts, 1882 to 1935, will be applied to the officers and servants of the said companies; and, if not, whether he proposes, in order to protect the statutory rights of the officers and servants concerned, to attach conditions to any consent by the Electricity Commissioners or to introduce legislation for the purpose?
§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
The Electricity (Supply) Acts provide machinery for deciding whether particular cases are covered by the compensation provisions, and the Electricity Commissioners have no authority to deal with this matter in any consent which may be required from them. I am informed that the company has not dismissed any staff and does not at present anticipate that any dismissals will be necessary.