HC Deb 01 March 1954 vol 524 cc70-1W
53. Mr. N. Macpherson

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power the grounds for his refusal to publish the report of the presiding officer at the inquiry held at the instance of the occupier of Aitchison's Bank, Gretna, into the application of the British Electricity Authority for wayleave to carry transmission lines across his farm in a particular manner; and whether he will now publish details not available at the inquiry of the cost of altering the line of pylons in accordance with the wishes of the farmer.

Mr. Joynson-Hicks

The wayleave was granted by an administrative decision for which my right hon. Friend was wholly responsible, and it would not be proper to publish the confidential report made to him by the inspector who had held the inquiry provided for by the Electricity (Supply) Act, 1919. The answer to the last part of the Question is that my right hon. Friend has no such further information available for publication.