Electricity Supply Bill.

Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry. – in the House of Commons on 11th April 1921.

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Photo of Mr George Bowyer Mr George Bowyer , Buckingham

17.

asked the Minister of Transport whether and, if so, when it is proposed to introduce a further Bill dealing with electricity supply?

Photo of Mr Robert Young Mr Robert Young , Newton

15.

asked the Minister of Transport whether it is proposed to re-introduce the Electricity Supply (No. 2) Bill as promised when the Bill was withdrawn last Session?

Photo of Sir Eric Geddes Sir Eric Geddes , Cambridge

It will be convenient if I answer this question and No. 15 at the same time. It is intended to re-introduce the Electricity (Supply) Bill to-morrow.

Photo of Mr George Bowyer Mr George Bowyer , Buckingham

Will that be in the same form as the Bill of last Session?

Photo of Sir Eric Geddes Sir Eric Geddes , Cambridge

No, it will be modified.

Photo of Mr James Remnant Mr James Remnant , Holborn

May I ask whether it is still the intention of the Government to saddle the rates with £30,000,000 for the new scheme as well as the £20,000,000 previously estimated?

Photo of Sir Eric Geddes Sir Eric Geddes , Cambridge

No, Sir, it is not intended to saddle the rates with £30,000,000, but perhaps my right hon. Friend will wait until the Bill is introduced.

Photo of Mr George Bowyer Mr George Bowyer , Buckingham

When shall we have a chance of seeing it?

Photo of Sir Eric Geddes Sir Eric Geddes , Cambridge

The Bill will be introduced to-morrow.