asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he is aware that the brilliant lighting which shoppers can see all day in many of the big London shops makes them doubtful whether their own efforts to save light at home are necessary; and why this waste is permitted to continue?
Major Lloyd George:
The General Direction (Standard of Lighting) which I made on 19th September under the Control of Fuel Order, 1942, prohibits the use in the sale-rooms of shops of more electricity for illumination than 1½ watts per square foot, and adds the over-riding provision that no more electricity is to be used for this purpose than is reasonably necessary. If my hon. Friend will inform me of any specific cases in which he thinks that the Direction is being infringed, I will have them inquired into.