HC Deb 21 February 1972 vol 831 c200W
56. Mr. Booth

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many persons were thrown out of work in Barrow-in-Furness in the week commencing Sunday, 13th February, solely as a result of the failure of the North-Western Divisional Office of his Department to consult with companies regarding the best means of reducing by 50 per cent. the industrial electrical consumption.

Mr. Ridley

The electricity crisis affected some 9,500 workers in Barrow last week. I am afraid the nature of the electricity supply system does not allow tailor-made arrangement for every firm in the country.