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“ determined in manner provided by this Act”(Colonel Sir Joseph Nall),-instead thereof.--Question proposed, “ That the words proposed to be left out stand part of the proposed Amendment.”

Amendment to the proposed Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

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Amendment made to the proposed Amendment, in lines 14 and 15, by leaving out the words “ the Electricity Commissioners," and adding the words “ Special Order ”—(Mr. Attorney-General), instead thereof.

Another Amendment proposed to the proposed Amendment, after the Amendment last added, to add the words

“Provided that in the case of any company which is a London company within the meaning of the London and Home Counties Electricity District Order, 1925, such average rate as aforesaid shall be taken to be the average rate of the interest payable by the company and of the dividend which such company is entitled to retain or distribute in the year of account under the provisions of the London Electricity (Nos. 1 and 2) Acts, 1925, but shall in no case be taken to be less than six and a half per cent., together with an addition to cover the company's proportion of the Board's expenses and a proper proportion of any co-partnership benefit payable in such year under the said Acts or either of them :

Provided also that in the case of any company which is a London Company within the meaning of the London and Honne Counties Electricity District Order, 1925, the amount of such charge for depreciation shall not be less than the contributions for the year of account which the company is authorised or required to make to sinking fund or other authorised funds under the provisions of the London Electricity (Nos.

1 and 2) Acts, 1925”--(Mr. Hannon). Question proposed, “ That those words be there added to the proposed Amendment.”

Amendment to the proposed Amendment, by leave, withirawn.

Proposed words, as amended, there inserted.

Another Amendment proposed, in page 24, line 25, after the word “ electricity,” to insert the words “received from the Board ”(Colonel Sir Joseph Nall).- Question,

" That those words be there inserted," -put, and negatived.

Another Amendment proposed, in page 24, line 32, to leave out all the words from the beginning to the word “and” in page 25, line 3, in order to insert the words :

(3) If and so far as the price for a supply of electricity is under this Act to be the cost of production adjusted according to the load factor and the power factor, the adjusted price shall be the sum of the following items :(a) the number of kilowatts of maximum demand

in each month of the year of account multiplied

by the fixed kilowatt charges component; (6) the number of kilovolt amperes of maximum

demand in each month of the year of account multiplied by the fixed kilovolt ampere charges

component; (c) the number of units supplied to the undertakers

during the year of account multiplied by the running charges component.

For the purposes of this sub-section-
The number of kilowatts of maximum demand for

any month shall be deemed to be twice the
largest number of units of electricity supplied
to the undertakers during any consecutive
thirty minutes in that month : Provided that,
if the number of kilowatts of maximum demand
so ascertained shall be less than the number of
kilowatts of maximum demand in any previous
month of the same year of account, payment

shall be made on the higher number; The number of kilovolt amperes of maximum demand

for any month shall be deemed to be twice the largest number of kilovolt ampere hours of electricity supplied to the undertakers during any consecutive thirty minutes in that month : Provided that, if in any month of the year of account the number of kilovolt amperes of

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maximum demand so ascertained shall be less
than the number of kilovolt amperes of maxi-
mum demand in any previous month of the
same year, payment shall be made on the
higher number—(Colonel Sir Joseph Nall),
instead thereof.

Question proposed, “That the words proposed to be left out stand part of the Clause.'

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

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Another Amendment made, in page 24, line 32, by leaving out all the words from the beginning to the word

page 25, line 3, and inserting the words :-
“ (3) If and so far as the price for a supply of electri-
city is under this Act to be the cost of production
adjusted according to the load factor, the adjusted
price shall be the sum of the following items :-
(a) the number of kilowatts of maximum demand

in each month of the year of account
multiplied by the fixed kilowatt charges

component;
(b) the number of units supplied to the under-

takers during the year of account multiplied

by the running charges component.
For the purposes of this sub-section-
The number of kilowatts of maximum demand

for any month shall be deemed to be twice the
largest number of units of electricity supplied
to the undertakers during any consecutive
thirty minutes in that month : Provided that,
if the number of kilowatts of maximum demand
so ascertained shall be less than the number of
kilowatts of maximum demand in any previous
month of the same year of account, payment
shall be made on the higher number”(Colonel

Sir Joseph Nall), - instead thereof.
Another Amendment proposed, in page 25, line 5, to
leave out all the words from the word “ shall” to the word
“be” in line 7---(Sir Douglas Newton).—Question, “ That
the words proposed to be left out stand part of theClause,”
-put, and agreed to.

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Another Amendment made, in page 25, line 9, at the end, by adding the words :

· (4) If and so far as the price for a supply of electricity is under this Act to be adjusted according to power factor or otherwise ascertained, such adjustment or ascertainment shall be made in accordance with regulations to be prescribed by the Electricity Commissioners in that behalf ”-. (Colonel Sir Joseph

Nall).
Clause, as amended, agreed to.

Clause 40, agreed to.

New Clause (“Power to lop trees and hedges obstructing electric lines ") brought up, and read the first time as follows:

(1) Where any tree or hedge obstructs or interferes with the construction, maintenance or working of any main transmission line or electric line which is being

constructed or is owned by any authorised undertakers, 5 or will interfere with the maintenance or working of

such a line, the authorised undertakers may give notice to the owner or occupier of the land on which the tree or hedge is growing requiring him to lop or cut it so

as to prevent the obstruction or interference, subject 10 to the payment to him by the authorised undertakers

of the expenses reasonably incurred by him in complying with the notice :

Provided that, in any case where such notice is

served upon a person who although the occupier of 15 the land on which the tree or hedge is growing is

not the owner thereof, a copy of the notice shall also be served upon the owner thereof, if known.

(2) If within twenty-one days from the giving of

such notice the requirements of the notice are not 20 complied with, and neither the owner nor occupier

of the land gives such a counter-notice as is hereinafter mentioned, the authorised undertakers may cause the tree or hedge to be lopped or cut so as to

prevent such obstruction or interference as aforesaid. 25 (3) If, within twenty-one days from the giving

of such notice, the owner or occupier of the land on which the tree or hedge is growing gives a counternotice to the authorised undertakers objecting to the

requirements of the notice, the matter shall, unless the 30 counter-notice is withdrawn, be referred to the Minister

of Transport, who, after giving the parties an opportunity of being heard, may make such order as he thinks just, and any such order may empower the

authorised undertakers (after giving such reasonable 35 previous notice to any person by whom such counter

notice was given of the commencement of the work as the order may direct) to cause the tree or hedge to be lopped or cut so as to prevent such obstruction or

interference as aforesaid, and may determine any 40 question as to what compensation (if any) and expenses

are to be paid.

(4) The authorised undertakers shall issue instructions to their officers and servants with a view to

securing that trees and hedges shall be lopped or 45 cut in a woodman-like manner and so as to do as

little damage as may be to trees, fences, hedges, and growing crops, and shall cause the boughs lopped to be removed in accordance with the directions of the

owner or occupier, and shall make good any damage 50 done to the land.

(5) Any compensation or expenses payable to the owner or occupier by the authorised undertakers under this section shall be recoverable summarily as a civil

debt. 55 (6) This section shall apply to main transmission

lines owned or to be constructed by the Board in like manner as it applies to lines owned or to be constructed by authorised undertakers ”—(Mr. Attorney

General). Motion made, and Question, " That the Clause be read a second time,”—put, and agreed to.

Amendment proposed, in line 50, to leave out the words “ to the land ”-(Sir Douglas Newton).

Question proposed, “ That the words proposed to be left out stand part of the Clause."

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

Clause added to the Bill.

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