HC Deb 21 April 1952 vol 499 cc20-1
37. Mr. Beswick

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power if he will make regulations to enable the various Consultative Councils of the Gas Industry to publicise their own existence, and in particular to ensure that full details of the composition and powers of the councils should be exhibited at all gas showrooms and any other suitable and available premises.

Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd

The hon. Member's suggestion does not require any new regulations.

Mr. Beswick

In that case will the Minister see that steps are taken to publicise the composition and the powers of these councils? Although it has been done in the North Thames area, thanks to the vigilance of my constituents, will he see that similar steps are taken elsewhere in this matter?

Mr. Lloyd

Yes, but I think the circumstances of the councils vary. They are taking various steps suited to their districts.