HC Deb 22 October 1946 vol 427 c347W
132. Colonel Clarke

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power the average completion date now being quoted for new applications for a supply of electricity with particular reference to rural areas.

Mr. Shinwell

An average figure could be struck only after detailed returns had been obtained from 570 electricity undertakers. I do not think that I should be justified in asking for these forms to be filled up in existing circumstances.