HC Deb 02 February 1953 vol 510 cc1458-9
29. Mr. Palmer

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether, in view of the recent completion by his Department and the electricity boards of a joint study of various load controlling devices and their uses, he will now make a statement of policy.

Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd

I am at present discussing this matter with the electricity boards.

Mr. Palmer

In view of past discussions on this point, does not the right hon. Gentleman agree that it would be desirable if he could announce his policy on this important question fairly soon?

Mr. Lloyd

Yes, Sir. I appreciate the point, but it is fortunate that power cuts are rather less frequent now and that the matter is not so urgent.