§ 56. Mr. THORNE
asked the Minister of Transport the reason for the failure of the electric light supply at the Maidstone assize court recently; and whether the Electricity Commissioners take any steps to make available an alternative source of lighting for important public buildings, to minimise the risk of fire by the use of candles and matches when a breakdown occurs?
§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
The occurrence. I am informed, had nothing whatever to do with the supply of the Maidstone Corporation, and the fuse which failed was an ordinary fuse in the internal wiring.
§ Mr. THORNE
Does not the hon. Gentleman think that if all public buildings had an installation of gas it would be a great advantage, and is it not a fact that gas never fails in its lighting?