HC Deb 30 January 1947 vol 432 c239W
10. Mr. Wyatt

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power what warning is given to factories before a cut in the electricity supply is made.

Mr. Shinwell

Electricity undertakings give warnings, whenever possible, to important industrial consumers, but owing to the time factor they cannot give individual notice except to a few consumers. Broadcast warnings are issued immediately before the 7 a.m. and the 8 a.m. news on the Home Service programme. At other times of the day warnings are given in the Light Programme as occasion demands and these are picked up by factories on their radio sets.