CAPTAIN FABER (Hampshire, Andover)
To ask the President of the Local Government Board what facilities are obtainable by the general public for procuring an official test of electricity meters by any official of the Board of Trade, on payment of any prescribed fee; and whether electric meters, issued by the makers, are tested by any official before issue to the public.
(Answered by Mr. Kearley.) My right hon. friend has asked me to reply to this Question. The Board of Trade have no power to undertake the test of consumers' electricity meters. Consumers may require their meters to be tested, on payment of a prescribed fee, by an electric inspector, who may be appointed, as regards undertakings in London, by the county council, and, as regards undertakings outside London, by the Board of Trade, on formal application being made to them where the undertakers are a local authority, and by the local authority where the undertakers are a company.