HC Deb 15 November 1938 vol 341 c705W
Mr. Gallacher

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that the village of Auchertool has to use paraffin lamps for street lighting and for light in the houses and the village hall; that the local distillery supplies its own power for lighting; that the premises obtained for air-raid precautions are now being connected with the distillery power for lighting purposes; and in view of the fact that the Fife Power Company is supplying light all around the village, will he take steps to bring about an understanding between the Fife Power Company and the distillery company in order to ensure an adequate supply of modern lighting for this village?

Mr. Burgin

I am informed by the power company that while the distillery have been approached with a view to their taking a public supply, they are not at present prepared to do so. In these circumstances the company see no immediate possibility of extending a supply to the village on a reasonably economic basis.