HC Deb 23 January 1951 vol 483 c12W
Mr. Wade

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he will make representations to the British Electricity Authority with regard to power cuts with a view to ensuring that each district shall have a consumption target so that, so long as consumers within a particular district keep within their target, they will not be subjected to power cuts caused by excessive demands in other districts.

Mr. P. Noel-Baker

I will arrange with my right hon. Friend the Minister of Labour and National Service for the hon. Member's suggestion to be brought before the Electricity Sub-Committee of the Joint Consultative Committee. I should add, however, that a system of the kind suggested by the hon. Member was operated in the winter of 1947–48 but it was found to have serious disadvantages.