HC Deb 23 February 1972 vol 831 cc309-10W
Mrs. Lena Jeger

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what con sultation he has had with local housing authorities about providing alternative supplies of power in tower blocks where light, heating, cooking, lifts and water supply facilities are interrupted during cuts or failures; and whether he will make the installation of independent generators obligatory in such buildings.

Mr. Channon

The provision of alternative power supplies in tower blocks during failures or cuts is essentially a matter for the local housing authorities in consultation with the power undertakings.