HC Deb 14 July 1942 vol 381 cc1065-6
35. Mr. Douglas

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power what steps have been taken to prevent waste of electricity by the use of electric lights in trains during broad daylight?

Major Lloyd George

The provisions of the Waste of Fuel Order issued on 26th June would apply to waste of light in trains.

Mr. Douglas

Is the right hon. and gallant Gentleman aware that on a recent day there were scores of lights burning in brilliant sunshine on Southern Railway trains?

Major Lloyd George

In some of these coaches the lights can be put on by the passengers themselves. [An HON. MEMBER: "No."] I have done it myself. In certain coaches it is possible to put on the light oneself, in which case- the passenger is liable for waste. In other cases, whoever is in charge is responsible. I am looking into the matter closely.

Mr. Stokes

Is it not a fact that in electric trains the carriages make their own lights?

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