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London Transport (Electric Power)

Volume 462: debated on Friday 11 March 1949

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asked the Minister of Transport under what authority power has been taken from the London Transport power stations for the grid; what steps he is taking to alleviate the consequent strain on all methods of transport in London and particularly to prevent congestion in London streets caused by travellers being forced to use aboveground instead of underground transport.

The authority for supplying power to the grid is Section 62 of the London Passenger Transport Act, 1938. No strain is placed on any transport in London as a result of this arrangement since no current is given to the British Electricity Authority until the full requirements of London Transport have been met.