§ Mr. Gourlay
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he has received any representations regarding the allocation of electrical supply on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays to some hairdressers in Scotland; and what was the nature of his reply.
§ Mrs. Renée Short
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what advice he has given to hairdressers about the days they may open for business during the period of power cuts; and if he will bear in mind the uneven effect of allowing some premises to be open at the beginning of the week and others at the end.
§ Mr. Tom Boardman
I have received a number of representations about the effect of the allocation of certain days to hairdressing establishments. These establishments qualify as shops for the purpose of the Electricity (Industrial and Commercial Use) (Control) (No. 2) Order 1973.