HC Deb 19 January 1945 vol 407 c513W
Sir R. Tasker

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he is aware that street lamps are lit in London and in provincial towns during the whole of the morning thus consuming electricity and gas, while private consumers are exhorted to save gas and electricity in their homes; and can he estimate the consumption of coal to produce light in the streets during daylight.

Major Lloyd George

I am aware that in certain areas street lamps must remain lit throughout the day, as, owing to shortage of labour and materials, there is no alternative between continuous lighting and no lighting. I regret that there are no statistics available of the number of street lamps which have to be left burning during daylight hours, and I cannot therefore estimate the amount of fuel consumed by these lamps.