Economy Campaign (Cost)

Oral Answers to Questions — Electricity and Gas – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 19th March 1951.

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Brigadier Clarke:

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.

Brigadier Clarke:

Does the Minister not realise that the money would be better spent advertising the failures of his Department?

Photo of Mr Tufton Beamish Mr Tufton Beamish , Lewes

Is the Minister aware that to congratulate the housewives on not using coal which does not exist is merely adding insult to injury?

Photo of Mr Philip Noel-Baker Mr Philip Noel-Baker , Derby South

I congratulated the housewives on using less gas and electricity, which they did in a spirit of patriotism.

Photo of Sir Harold Sutcliffe Sir Harold Sutcliffe , Heywood and Royton

Has any success been achieved?

Photo of Mr Philip Noel-Baker Mr Philip Noel-Baker , Derby South

Yes, Sir, a very considerable success, as the statistics amply prove.