asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport the present position of the scheme for a unified electrical supply service in South Yorkshire which was prepared with the approval of his Department; and whether any State assistance or legislation is contemplated?
The scheme referred to by my hon. and gallant Friend is presumably the one for the North East Midland District, prepared by the Corporation of Sheffield and submitted to the Electricity Commissioners in June last. The local inquiry into the scheme has already been fixed for 29th November. The scheme, if approved by the Commissioners, will be the subject of an Order requiring confirmation by the Minister of Transport and approval by Parliament. No financial assistance by the State is contemplated.