Lighting Restrictions.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce. – in the House of Commons on 19th May 1942.

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Photo of Viscount  Turnour Viscount Turnour , Horsham and Worthing

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that there is, during the hours of daylight, an unnecessarily lavish use of electric light in railway stations, hotels, clubs and other large public buildings in London; and whether he will take steps to prevent this by the issue of regulations under the Emergency Powers Act?

Photo of Major Abraham Lyons Major Abraham Lyons , Leicester East

asked the President of the Board of Trade what steps have been taken to stop unnecessary consumption of light in hotels, restaurants, shops, flats and the like; and whether, in order to effect such reductions, he will issue specially-directed requests by radio or otherwise?

Photo of Mr Hugh Dalton Mr Hugh Dalton , Bishop Auckland

I am aware that there is still extravagance in the lighting of various classes of premises. I have already made an Order, which came into force yesterday prohibiting lighting for purposes of advertisement; and I am now considering, in consultation with representatives of the interests concerned, restriction by Order of interior lighting of public and other premises. The need for economy in lighting has already been the subject of extensive publicity by broadcast appeals and otherwise.

Photo of Sir Percy Harris Sir Percy Harris , Bethnal Green South West

Could not the right hon. Gentleman improve the lighting of this Chamber by an adjustment of the number of lights?

Photo of Mr Herbert Williams Mr Herbert Williams , Croydon South

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the lights in this building consume twice as much electricity as in the old Chamber?

Photo of Mr Hugh Dalton Mr Hugh Dalton , Bishop Auckland

That is not a matter for me.

Photo of Mr John Wardlaw-Milne Mr John Wardlaw-Milne , Kidderminster

Is the question of lighting in shops being considered?