HC Deb 09 March 1938 vol 332 cc1909-10W
Mr. Day

asked the Minister of Transport whether, in view of the fact that there are over 1,800,000 unemployed, he will state what steps are being taken to expedite the speeding up of work necessary for the transmission and development of the ordinary electrical programmes and the electrification of railway lines, with a view to reducing the unemployment figures?

Mr. Burgin

I am satisfied that the electrical industry continues to expand progressively and that the railway companies are proceeding expeditiously with the various schemes of electrification which they have in hand. I have no power to require works of electrical development to be undertaken.