§ 105. Mr. Hector Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware that on the night of Monday, 13th November, 1950, there was in the City of Aberdeen a complete electricity blackout which lasted from 35 minutes to one hour and disorganised the business of the city; can he state what was the cause of this; and what steps it is proposed shall be taken to obviate a similar occurrence in future.16W
The electricity black-out which occurred in Aberdeen at 10.20 p.m. on 13th November was due to a technical fault which disconnected an important supply circuit. This in turn caused overloading which automatically shut off the generating plant. To prevent a recurrence the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board are making a detailed examination of the incident.