§ Sir P. Dawson
asked the Minister for the Co-ordination of Defence whether he is aware that it is proposed to largely increase the Battersea power station of the London Power Company; and what steps are proposed to be taken to guard against the danger in case of war due to the number of vital power stations situated on the Thames in such a relatively close proximity as Dagenham, Deptford, Blackfriars, Battersea, Lots Road, and Chelsea?
§ Sir T. Inskip
The proposed extension of Battersea Power Station is before the Electricity Commissioners for their consent, and I am not in a position to make any statement. As regards the second part of the question, I have referred in past Debates to the work which is constantly in progress to ensure the proper defence of important services. This includes measures, active and passive, for safeguarding electricity supplies from stations on the line of the Thames.