HC Deb 18 December 1973 vol 866 c303W
Mr. Shore

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is his estimate of the amount of electricity that will be saved by the new restriction on television programmes; and what percentage this represents of normal electricity consumption at the relevant time.

Mr. Emery

I estimate that the saving of electricity arising from the switching off of television sets at 10.30 p.m. amounts to 1 million units a day, which is equivalent to 2 per cent. of the normal usage during the last 1½ hours of the day. In the present critical situation it is important that every possible saving of electricity should be found and I urge everyone to exercise the utmost economy in its use.