HC Deb 22 March 1939 vol 345 cc1292-3W
Mr. Hopkin

asked the Minister of Transport whether the village of Mydrim, Carmarthenshire, is to be supplied with electric power and light by the West Cambrian Power Company; if so, when it is proposed to start work on the scheme; and whether he is aware of the great need for electric power and light in this agricultural district?

Mr. Burgin

I understand that the company do not consider that the prospective demand from this small and scattered village would, in itself, be sufficient to justify an extension of their mains, but that they are negotiating for certain power load in the vicinity and that if the negotiations are successful it would enable a supply to be provided to the village.

Sir J. Nail

asked the Minister of Transport how many applications for Special Orders under the Electricity Supply Act, 1919, were made in the years 1936, 1937, and 1938, respectively; and how many in each case are still under consideration?

Mr. Burgin

The number of applications for Special Orders, excluding applications by the Central Electricity Board, in the years 1936, 1937, and 1938, respectively was 9, 12, and 3. Six are still outstanding and of these one Order is now before Parliament, three are awaiting confirmation by me and two are under consideration by the Electricity Commissioners.