HC Deb 01 July 1948 vol 452 cc237-8W
77. Sir W. Darling

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power when the regulations under Section 54 of the Electricity Act will be issued, in view of the fact that delay in issuing these regulations is hindering the transfer of public and private undertakings to the new owners.

Mr. Robens

The regulations dealing with the pension rights of transferred employees are now being discussed with the trade unions and associations concerned. I cannot at present say when these consultations are likely to be concluded. We have no evidence that the transfer of ownership of undertakings has been hindered because these regulations have not been issued.