HC Deb 16 December 1948 vol 459 c205W
117. Mr. Dodds-Parker

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power what action he is taking to ensure that consumer councils under the Gas Act and consultative councils under the Electricity Act are set up before any further decisions on policy and rates are made.

Mr. Robens

As regards electricity I would refer to the reply which my right hon. Friend gave on 9th December, to the hon. and gallant Member for Lewes (Major Beamish) about the appointment of electricity consultative councils. As five have already been set up and the remainder will be appointed shortly the Question does not arise.

With regard to consultative councils under the Gas Act, consultations with the various interests mentioned in Section 9 (2) of the Act have been taking place and nominations are being sought from the representative bodies concerned.