HC Deb 22 May 1939 vol 347 c1934W
Sir J. Smedley Crooke

asked the Minister of Transport whether his attention has been called to the fact that at a recent meeting of the Redditch Urban District Council a resolution was passed that the Shropshire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire Electric Power Company be informed that the council takes a serious view of their frequent failures to supply electricity in their area; and whether, in view of the fact that this company is neglecting to supply current for electric lighting in the rural areas in their district, he will take steps to compel the company to act up to their undertaking or give way to other undertakers who will meet requirements?

Captain Wallace

No, Sir; but if my hon. Friend will let me have particulars of any specific cases where difficulty is being experienced in obtaining a supply of electricity, I shall be pleased to ask the Electricity Commissioners to investigate them.