HC Deb 19 February 1951 vol 484 c150W
122. Mr. Gibson

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power what steps he proposes to take to prevent the deliberate waste of fuel and power in many parts of the country.

Mr. P. Noel-Baker

I have seen reports that some people are deliberately wasting fuel and power, and, in particular, electricity and gas. I find it difficult to believe that any but a very small minority would adopt a course so detrimental to the national interest at the present time, and I do not, therefore, think that any action is now required.