HC Deb 24 March 1952 vol 498 c6
8. Mr. William Shepherd

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power the number of power cuts that were made in the winters of 1949–20 and 1951–22, respectively.

Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd

I am informed 16 and four, respectively, Sir.

Mr. Shepherd

Does my right hon. Friend realise that this reduction in the number of power cuts will give considerable satisfaction throughout the country, particularly in the north-west area?

Mr. Alfred Robens

Will the right hon. Gentleman agree that his answer is a tribute to the excellence of the arrangements made by his predecessor, my right hon. Friend the Member for Derby, South (Mr. Noel-Baker)?

Mr. Lloyd

It is also a tribute to the Almighty's disposition of the weather.