HC Deb 30 July 1946 vol 426 c161W
146. Colonel Gomme-Duncan

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the shortage of wooden poles is still delaying the building of light rural electricity lines in Scotland; and what steps are being taken to secure the necessary material from abroad.

Mr. Marquand

There is a general shortage of wooden poles for electricity and other purposes. All practicable steps are being taken to obtain as many as possible both from our own resources and from countries overseas.

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