HC Deb 10 February 1958 vol 582 cc5-6W
49. Mr. Parker

asked the Paymaster-General whether he will give a general direction to the Central Electricity Authority to arrange for the by-passing of private electric meters and the direct tapping of cables in the vicinity of all serious rail and air accidents, in order to enable rescue work to be carried out.

Sir I. Horobin

The Electricity Boards have their own emergency services and do, as a matter of course, assist the police and rescue services by providing power supplies on being asked. I am, however, getting in touch with the boards and with the departments concerned to ensure that the means of obtaining the boards' assistance in emergencies are known to all concerned.