Electricity Supply (Generating Station, Little Barford).

Oral Answers to Questions — Public Health. – in the House of Commons on 21st December 1927.

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Photo of Mr Henry Brassey Mr Henry Brassey , Peterborough

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asked the Minister of Transport whether his attention has been called to the construction of a new generating station at Little Barford, as proposed by the Electricity Commissioners; whether he is aware that it will not be in proximity to any load and that the needs of the area could be better met by the inter-connection of the Peterborough, Luton, and Bedford stations; and whether he will state the present position of the scheme?

Photo of Lieut-Colonel Wilfrid Ashley Lieut-Colonel Wilfrid Ashley , New Forest and Christchurch

The present position of this scheme is that the Electricity Commissioners, as the result of a local inquiry, have made an Order authorising the compulsory acquisition of lands for the purpose of constructing a generating station at Little Barford. This Order has now been submitted to me for confirmation, and before confirming it it will be my duty to consider any objections that may be made in accordance with the prescribed procedure.

Photo of Sir Richard Wells Sir Richard Wells , Bedford

Can my right hon. and gallant Friend say, if it be found that the needs can be met by local stations, whether he will hold a further inquiry?

Photo of Lieut-Colonel Wilfrid Ashley Lieut-Colonel Wilfrid Ashley , New Forest and Christchurch

No, Sir. I will, if necessary, hold an inquiry while the Order is before me for confirmation.