1. Mr. Philips Price
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether, in view of the satisfactory development of devices for storing electricity in such a way that it can be used for space-heating purposes without affecting the demand for electricity at peak periods, he will give a general direction to the British Electricity Authority under Section 5 of the Electricity Act, 1947, to arrange for the revision of tariffs to encourage the greater use of such devices.
§ The Minister of Fuel and Power (Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd)
There is no occasion for a general direction, but I am discussing with the British Electricity Authority whether alterations in general tariff policy could give further encouragement to off-peak consumption.
Is it not a fact that considerable economies can be made in connection with the peak load as a result of the introduction of this method?