HC Deb 22 January 1942 vol 377 c437W
Sir Smedley Crooke

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that application by non-statutory electricity suppliers to the Electriciy Commissioners for electricity supply orders to provide current in districts where the authorised suppliers fail to carry out the powers granted to them are, in some cases, ignored by the commissioners, consequently districts are denied the service which would be forthcoming; and will he take steps to remedy this state of things so that rural districts are not denied the desired convenience?

Captain Waterhouse

No, Sir. The Electricity Commissioners inform me that no application by a non-statutory electricity supplier for an electricity supply order has been made to them since the outbreak of war.