§ 99. Mr. Robson-Brown
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power, in view of the threatening fuel crisis this winter, if he will, in good time, prohibit the lighting of shop windows, flood lighting, and similar non-essential use of power after hours in order to conserve power for essential industrial requirements, and reduce power cuts and the hardships to householders.
§ Mr. P. Noel-Baker
In view of the difficulties with which we are faced, I am examining all the ways in which our supplies of coal can be conserved. Shop window and other advertisement lighting which depends on electricity from the mains is already prohibited from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays to Fridays, and local authorities have also been asked to refrain from using flood lighting during those hours.