§ Mr. Redmond
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the electrical appliances that passengers on British Rail trains are forbidden to use on safety grounds.
§ Mr. Freeman
Most modern InterCity passenger vehicles are fitted with a 13 amp socket outlet, for the use of cleaning staff only. The sockets are not designed for use while vehicles are in passenger service. Each socket has a sign warning "This plug socket is not for public use".731W
There are no restrictions, on safety grounds, for portable devices driven by batteries.