HC Deb 24 July 1947 vol 440 c162W
27. Mr. Dodds-Parker

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power why he circularises all the inhabitants of villages where there are no supplies of gas or electricity with pamphlets from his Department indicating how gas and electric meters should be read; and whether such circulars are intended to indicate that such supplies will be available in these villages very shortly.

Mr. Shinwell

The distribution of these pamphlets was handled on a national basis by the General Post Office and it was not practicable to break down such distribution according to availability of fuel supplies. In order to make the leaflet applicable to all areas a section dealing with economy in the use of solid fuel was included. The answer to the second part of the Question is "No."