HC Deb 22 February 1940 vol 357 cc1541-2W
Mr. Mort

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware of the anomalous position existing in Swansea, where the householder runs the risk of prosecution by displaying a small ray of light during black-out hours, while the Mumbles lighthouse sheds a beam of light for miles; and whether, in circumstances such as these, he will consider easing the street-lighting restrictions to the benefit of pedestrians?

Sir J. Anderson

The light from a neighbouring lighthouse would not give hostile aircraft the same assistance as would be given by full lighting of towns in the vicinity; and I therefore could not agree that the lighting restrictions should be relaxed in any coastal area where navigational lights are shown. As regards the last part of the Question, I understand that it has been decided to instal at Swansea the low intensity street lighting which is now permitted under the Lighting (Restrictions) Order.