HC Deb 09 February 1938 vol 331 cc1083-4W
Mr. D. Somerville

asked the Minister of Transport what official information he has indicating that local authorities in the Greater London area are voluntarily discussing the amalgamation of their electricity undertakings, and can he give details?

Mr. Burgin

I understand that various authorities, in London as well as in other parts of the country, have been discussing with one another the possibilities of future grouping of electricity undertakings. Such discussions have been informal and I am not in a position to give any details. hon. Friend will appreciate that the question whether the balance of the purchase price can be raised by means of a loan must necessarily depend on a variety of considerations.