HC Deb 11 December 1950 vol 482 c115W
98. Mr. Baker

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power if he will consider giving greater priority to electricity supplies to the rural areas, particularly to agricultural holdings and cottages.

Mr. P. Noel-Baker

My predecessor asked the area electricity boards to give to supplies to farms and farm-workers' cottages when the supplies would assist food production, a priority equal to that of new housing and essential public service requirements. There has been no change in this policy, but the rate at which the rural network can be extended is naturally controlled by the amount of capital investment which the nation can afford.