§ 28. Mr. Higgins
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what consideration has been given by his Department to the danger to those at work in industry which may be caused by cuts in electricity supplies due to industrial action made without warning; what means of indicating the imminence of such cuts are available; and if he will take steps to ensure that all possible means to avoid such danger are taken.
§ Mr. Eadie
We are very much aware of the risks which consumers generally face when power cuts occur. The publicity which electricity boards gave to their rota cut schedules during the recent unofficial action at power stations did, however, enable many firms to minimise the dangers and inconvenience resulting from power cuts.