HC Deb 16 December 1948 vol 459 cc202-3W
122. Mr. Driberg

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power what inquiries were made into the possibility of supplying electricity to Mr. Macklen's house at Wycke Hill, Maldon, Essex, before a licence for poles in connection therewith was issued and the Parliamentary Secretary's letter of 15th April last was sent to the hon. Member for Maldon.

Mr. Robens

None. It has not been the practice to make such inquiries. The main consideration governing the licensing of poles has been the production of evidence by the electricity authorities that the purpose for which the supply was proposed to be given came within certain defined priority categories. In this particular case a licence for poles was granted because the undertaking was able to show that the electricity supply was needed on medical grounds.