HC Deb 23 October 1918 vol 110 cc799-800W

asked the Home Secretary whether, with a view to save fuel and light, he will give instructions to modify the lighting restrictions under which many churches, chapels, and public buildings have darkened their windows and thus rendered necessary the use of artificial lighting in the hours of daylight?


It is very undesirable to use artificial light in the daytime, and if in any case the method of obscuring lights at present adopted makes this necessary I would suggest that the arrangements should be reconsidered by the persons responsible for the place of worship, in consultation with the local police. The Order allows considerable latitude as to the methods which may be adopted to comply with the requirements, and I do not think any amendment of the Order is necessary.