§ 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.