§ 19. Mr. MANVILLE
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport whether he can give any reason for the undue delay in connection with the confirmation of the Scarborough Electricity (Amendment) Special Order, 1922, the Order having been forwarded to the Electricity Commissioners in an agreed form on 30th May last?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of TRANSPORT (Mr. Neal)
I cannot agree that there has been any delay in confirming the Special Order referred to. The Order was received from the Electricity Commissioners for confirmation on Saturday, 8th July, and the statutory notice of intention to confirm the Order was sent 1894 to the promoters' solicitor on Tuesday, 11th July, for publication in the local newspaper and "London Gazette." This notice appeared in the issues of the "Scarborough Mercury" and the "London Gazette" of 14th July. The period required by statute for lodging objections is not less than 21 days. The latest date fixed by the Minister for posting objections in the present case is Saturday, 5th August.