Oral Answers to Questions — Severn Barrage Scheme.

– in the House of Commons on 25th November 1931.

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Photo of Dr John Worthington Dr John Worthington , Forest of Dean


asked the Minister of Transport if, when considering the report of the Committee on the Severn River Barrage, he will, before giving his assent to that scheme, cause an inquiry to be made by the Electricity Commissioners into the desirability of making the fullest possible use of the adjacent source of power in the coal measures of the Forest of Dean in order to reduce the unemployment in that area?

Photo of Sir Percy Pybus Sir Percy Pybus , Harwich

I have noted my hon. Friend's request for consideration in due course.