HC Deb 20 November 1947 vol 444 c1326
62. Colonel Gomme-Duncan

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power if he will give permission for a reasonable increase in shop lighting for window displays in the Christmas season.

Mr. Gaitskell

No, Sir.

Colonel Gomme-Duncan

Would the right hon. Gentleman amplify that answer, because shopkeepers are having a very difficult time and people are looking forward to a little cheerfulness?

Mr. Gaitskell

It would be very nice to have more lighting in the shops, but I do not think we can afford it at present.