HC Deb 06 June 1944 vol 400 c1214W
Sir W. Smithers

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power why electricity for all domestic purposes, and especially for the new houses, is not being made available to all at reasonable cost.

Major Lloyd George

Electricity charges in new houses cannot be considered apart from charges to domestic consumers generally. Revision of such domestic tariffs raises very important questions affecting the finances and organisation of the whole of the electricity supply industry and could only be undertaken as part of a reorganisation of the industry in the postwar period. The question how far such reorganisation is necessary is at present before the Government.