HC Deb 18 July 1944 vol 402 cc37-8W
Sir H. Morris-Jones

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he is aware that not more than one in 20 farms in the county of Denbigh have an electric supply; whether he has any scheme in view to remedy this deficiency; and when the work will be commenced.

Mr. T. Smith

Owing to the great shortage of labour and materials, my right hon. Friend regrets that extensions of electricity supply have had to be restricted. In the case of farms where the application for a supply of electricity is certified by the County War Agricultural Executive Committee as being urgently necessary, every effort is made by the local electricity undertaking concerned to give the supply. The development of electricity supplies in rural areas is an important aspect of the general problem of improvement of electricity services for the country as a whole, and is under consideration by the Government.