§ Mr. Snow
asked the Minister of Power to what extent he took into consideration, when ordering a ban on advertising by the electricity authorities, the fact that the West Midlands Electricity Board, prior to the start of the cancelled advertising campaign, had requested manufacturers of night-storage heaters to have a large stock of such heaters so as to support the campaign; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Frederick Lee
Advertising by the Electricity Council and boards was included in the general ban agreed by the Chairmen of the nationalised fuel industries last November in the light of the current fuel supply position. I did not take into account any arrangements which may have been made by the boards with makers of appliances; and any such arrangement would be a matter between the board concerned and the manufacturers.