HC Deb 15 March 1938 vol 333 cc223-4W
Mr. White

asked the Secretary of State for War the considerations which led his Department to arrange for the heating of the new headquarters at Chester by electricity; and whether, in deciding this question,

to public utility societies for the erection of dwellings in connection with the Housing Act, 1919; the repayment periods and the rates of interest at which such loans were contracted; and the amounts of these loans at present outstanding?

Sir J. Simon

The particulars asked for are as follow:

the relative cost of installation and the use of gas was also taken into account?

Mr. Hore-Belisha

It was decided to use electricity instead of gas on account of the lower capital and running costs of the electrical installation.