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Water Power Undertakings

Volume 155: debated on Tuesday 20 June 1922

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport whether, in view of the continued problem of unemployment and consequent unproductive expenditure on unemployment pay and local relief, he will reconsider his decision not to proceed with the recommendations of the Water Power Resources Committee appointed to consider the utilisation of water power for electrical generation?

I have been asked to reply. I would refer the hon. Member to the answer given to the hon. Member for the New Forest Division (Mr. Perkins) on the 13th March, but I may add that legislative authority has recently been obtained in one case, and in two other cases is being sought in the present Session by the promoters of water power undertakings.