HC Deb 15 December 1950 vol 482 cc233-4W
Mr. Philips Price

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he will consider what steps he can take to discourage the use of electric fires in houses as being wasteful of fuel.

Mr. P. Noel-Baker

The use of electric fires at peak hours is one of the main causes of electricity load shedding, and efforts have already been made to discourage such use. I am considering what more can be done to encourage the most economical use of all forms of fuel.