HC Deb 03 December 1951 vol 494 c2006
10. Sir Ian Fraser

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power what progress has been made in regard to systems for warning users of electricity of impending power cuts.

Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd

The electricity boards are continually trying to improve their local systems of warning by telephone and private radio. In addition, this winter, the B.B.C. will broadcast warnings on the Light Programme wavelength of 1,500 metres when load shedding is imminent. I should like to thank the B.B.C. for all the help they have given us in this matter.

Sir I. Fraser

How far has the telephone been used, and how far can the load shedding be arranged on particular days, fixed in advance, with particular firms?

Mr. Lloyd

I understand that the telephone has been used to a different extent by the area boards in consultation with local industry. I should like notice of the second part of my hon. Friend's supplementary question.