HC Deb 12 December 1946 vol 431 c273W
108. Mr. Gibson

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department under what authority the Metropolitan Police order shopkeepers to extinguish lights in shop windows which are necessary for the displaying of foods for sale; and if he will take steps to cancel it.

Mr. Ede

In this matter the police take action in pursuance of Article 5 of the Control of Fuel (No. 3) Order, 1942, which makes it an offence to use for advertisement purposes any lighting appliance consuming fuel.