§ 75. Mr. Hare
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that many new electricity schemes in rural areas are now being held up by the failure of applicants in existing houses to obtain W.B.A. priority for the necessary wiring; and whether he is prepared to make some con-cession in this matter in order that villages should not be deprived of electricity when the electric companies are prepared to make the necessary supply arrangements.
§ Mr. Bevan
There is at present a short-age of certain electrical components, and W.B.A. priority for these can only be given to new housing since, without the components, new houses cannot be ready for occupation. As soon as the supply position is sufficiently improved. W.B.A. priority will be extended to the wiring of existing houses.