§ Mr. J. Morrison
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power why no terms of compensation for displaced officers of electricity undertakings, as a result of the Electricity Act, 1947, have yet been announced; and when payment will be made.
§ Mr. Gaitskell
The terms of compensation for officers of electricity undertakings, displaced as a result of the Electricity Act, 1947, are to be found in the Electricity (Staff Compensation) Regulations, 1949 (S.I. 1949 No. 460), which were made on 17th March, 1949, after being approved in draft by both Houses of Parliament. Payment of compensation is a matter for the electricity boards. I am informed that, so far, only three claims have been brought under the regulations, of which one has been rejected and two are still under consideration. Payment of compensation will be made by the electricity boards under the regulations as and when claims have been established.