HC Deb 28 January 1974 vol 868 c11W
46. Mr. Willey

asked the Minister for Energy how many firms in the Northern Region and Sunderland, respectively, have been exempted from power restrictions; if he will list the firms which have applied for exemption and have been refused; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Emery

This information is not readily available.

48. Mr. Driberg

asked the Minister for Energy if he will clarify his official statements, in connection with the fuel emergency, on special concessions to exporters, bearing in mind the difficulties of such relatively small firms as the Magnavox Electronics Company of Barking, which export the whole of their product to the United States of America and are therefore unable to maintain their dollar earnings by reducing domestic sales.

Mr. Emery

With the need still to maximise electricity savings I am sorry but at this time I am unable to give a concession purely on the grounds of exports.

Mr. Pavitt

asked the Minister for Energy whether, in the event of cuts of electric power being made to industry, he will permit the timing of those cuts to be made by individual factories where the supply is by meter and the percentage of total cut-back can be easily varied.

Mr. Emery

No. If rota disconnections become necessary it is essential for the control of the system that they be made in accordance with the detailed rota plans already published by electricity boards.

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