§ 74. Miss Hornsby-Smith
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether, in advising the public on methods of cooperation in fuel saving, he will take into consideration the economies in gas and electricity consumption that could be brought about by a wider adoption in this country of the use of pressure cookers in the home, in institutions and in commercial establishments; and what coal-saving would be effected if all homes equipped with gas and electricity used pressure cookers.
§ Mr. P. Noel-Baker
Advice about the use of pressure cookers has been given in various publications by the Ministry of Food. I am afraid that I can make no reliable estimate of the saving in coal that would be made if pressure cookers were in general use in the home, in institutions and in commercial establishments; but I am grateful to the hon. Member for this opportunity of saying114W that the economy which would result, in gas and electricity, would undoubtedly be considerable.