HC Deb 23 November 1953 vol 521 c21
28. Mr. Nabarro

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he has completed his inquiries in the matter of the recent publication of a pamphlet by the British Electrical Development Association entitled, "Facts about Fuels"; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd

Yes, Sir. I think that this pamphlet is open to criticism because it makes certain misleading comparisons between fuels, and I have told the British Electricity Authority so.

Mr. Nabarro

Can my right hon. Friend say what action he is taking to prevent the future publication of matters of this kind, of a promotional advertising character, by the Electricity Authority and to restrain them from publishing these wholly misleading and inaccurate statements?

Mr. Lloyd

I cannot restrain them from promotional activities that are in the national interest, but I have received an assurance that this particular mistake will not be repeated.

Mr. H. Morrison

Will the right hon. Gentleman convey the sentiments of the hon. Member to the Minister of Housing and Local Government and ask him not to promote popular literature, such as "Operation Rescue," in support of a particularly controversial Bill?