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Electricity Supply, Depwade

Volume 236: debated on Thursday 6 March 1930

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asked the Minister of Transport if his attention has been called to the position of the rural district council of Depwade, Norfolk, with regard to its supply of electricity, whereby after two years the council may receive current from the East Anglian Electricity Company at a high price per unit which the East Anglian Company will not generate themselves, but will purchase either from the corporations of Yarmouth or Norwich who are supplying their customers in the immediate neighbourhood at a much lower rate; and whether, in these circumstances, he will arrange for Depwade to be included in the Norwich or Yarmouth zones?

The district in question falls within the area granted to the East Anglian Company by their Act of 1927. As permitted by that Act, however, the commissioners have decided to allot parts of that area to the Norwich and the Yarmouth Corporations. In settling the boundary, they have had regard, after a local inquiry, to the proper development of the remainder of the company's statutory area, and consider that this part of the district of Depwade should on technical grounds form part of it.