Oral Answers to Questions — Electricity and Gas – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 19th March 1951.
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asked the Minister of Fuel and Power how much money has been spent by his Department since the beginning of the fuel crisis asking the public to save fuel.
The amount is £2,000.
Does the Minister not realise that the money would be better spent advertising the failures of his Department?
Is the Minister aware that to congratulate the housewives on not using coal which does not exist is merely adding insult to injury?
I congratulated the housewives on using less gas and electricity, which they did in a spirit of patriotism.
Has any success been achieved?
Yes, Sir, a very considerable success, as the statistics amply prove.
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