HC Deb 07 December 1939 vol 355 cc865-6W
Mr. Pethick-Lawrence

asked the Secretary for Mines whether the 100 per cent. electricity ration is still in force for private households; and, if so, what steps householders who have special circumstances which make it necessary for them to ask for more than 100 per cent. of last year's supply should take to secure that they be allowed a larger amount?

Mr. Lloyd

Rationing of electricity (as well as of gas and coal) is still in force on the basis of 100 per cent. of previous consumption. As regards the second part of the question householders should apply to their local fuel overseers who have power to grant an increased allowance where they are satisfied that special circumstances warrant it.