HC Deb 17 January 1974 vol 867 c154W
Mrs. Sally Oppenheim

asked the Minister of Energy if he will ensure that the one-hour extension given to hairdressers does not occur at 8.30 a.m., as that time is commercially useless to them.

Mr. Patrick Jenkin

The extra hour beginning at 8.30 a.m. was so fixed in order to avoid the peak demand period at lunchtime. It was discussed with and agreed by the National Hairdressers' Federation. Many hairdressers' establishments need to use electricity to heat water before they can begin to take customers.