§ 96. Mr. P. Thorneycroft
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power when he expects to complete the consultations that he is now having with the regional electricity authorities on the subject of the cuts in capital expenditure.
§ Mr. P. Noel-Baker
The responsibility for co-ordinating the programmes of area electricity boards rests with the British Electricity Authority. My responsibility in regard to the electricity investment programme is a general one; I am in continuous consultation with the British Electricity Authority, and I now await the Authority's conclusions resulting from their consultations with the area boards.