HC Deb 26 October 1972 vol 843 cc423-4W
Mr. Edward Taylor

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware of the hardship suffered by elderly and disabled residents of multi-storey flats and mothers of young children residing in such high flats when lift services were suspended during the last power dispute; and if he will initiate discussions with the Scottish electricity boards on the feasibility of maintaining such lift services in any future power dispute.

Mr. Gordon Campbell

I am aware that some hardship resulted in multi-storey flats when lift services ceased dur- during each of the years from 1967 to 1971 were 61, 98, 197, 322 and 592 respectively.