Buildings, Central London (Floodlighting)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Public Building and Works – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 16th July 1963.

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Photo of Mr Geoffrey Rippon Mr Geoffrey Rippon , Norwich South 12:00 am, 16th July 1963

Floodlighting of buildings in my Ministry's care in London at present lasts from May to October. From May to September electricity is provided free by the London Electricity Board. The cost to my Ministry of electricity used during October is about£600.

The extra expense involved in floodlighting these buildings throughout the whole year would be substantial and although I welcome the general appreciation of floodlighting, I regret that funds cannot be made available for extending it throughout the year.