HC Deb 13 November 1958 vol 595 c71W
85. Mr. Smithers

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he is aware of the anxiety and expense caused to farmers in the Sparsholt, Littleton and Crawley areas by repeated failures of the electricity supply; and what steps he is taking to secure a supply of electricity adequate for the agricultural industry in this district.

Mr. Godber

I was not aware of the difficulties to which my hon. Friend refers until he wrote to me a few days ago and I am sorry about them. My right hon. Friend cannot intervene in the operations of Electricity Boards, but he is calling the matter to the attention of my noble Friend the Minister of Power.