HC Deb 20 March 1951 vol 485 c2289
35. Mr. Baker White

asked the Minister of Works how many units of electricity were consumed during the months of January and February in the Government offices known as Charles House, Kensington.

Mr. Stokes

One hundred and seventy-seven thousand four hundred and fifty-seven, Sir.

Mr. Baker White

Is the Minister aware that even people who work in the building itself think that too many lights are used in it? Is he aware that at 5.30 p.m. yesterday, although the building was empty, nearly all the lights were still on?

Mr. Stokes

It is always a problem. I can only say that I am not satisfied and that representations have been made to the Departments concerned.