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Electricity Supplies (Line Erection, Catton)

Volume 462: debated on Tuesday 1 March 1949

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asked the Minister of Fuel and Power when he will give his decision on the application of the North Eastern Electricity Board for his consent to the erection of a high voltage line to the village of Catton that was made on 15th December, 1948; and whether he is aware that the two months delay in giving his consent is hampering agricultural production.

We are awaiting confirmation that one of the local authorities concerned does not wish to be heard in regard to this application. I do not anticipate any difficulty and if such confirmation is received the consent can be issued forthwith.