HC Deb 19 November 1917 vol 99 cc848-9
35. Mr. CAREW

asked the Home Secretary whether some modification of the Lighting Order is possible as regards inland towns in the West of England so as to allow of the better lighting of the streets during the winter months?


The chief officer of police is authorised under the present Order to give permission for the use of a reasonable amount of street lighting in inland towns in the West of England, provided that all lamps in use can be extinguished with sufficient prompitude on receipt of warning of the approach of hostile aircraft. No amendment of the Order appears to be required. I understand that steps are being taken to improve the lighting of Tiverton.