HC Deb 13 January 1971 vol 809 c40
5. Mr. Brewis

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what action he is taking to secure adequate electricity supplies during the winter months.

Mr. Younger

I understand from the Electricity Boards that supplies should be adequate to meet the estimated maximum demand in Scotland, assuming normal winter weather and normal working in the industry.

Mr. Brewis

I am very glad to hear that reply. Would my hon. Friend consider publishing the rules to which people work when they are working to rule, so that the public can judge whether men are working to rule or are on strike?

Mr. Younger

I agree with my hon. Friend that a certain amount of puzzlement was to be noticed among the public as to what were those rules, in particular. I can tell him that, due to the results of the work-to-rule which took place last month, we are, with the Electricity Boards concerned, looking into emergency arrangements necessary for maintaining supplies at times like that.

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