§ 8. Mr. Randall
asked the Minister of Transport whether he will consider relaxing the present restrictions on street lighting.
§ Mr. Barnes
Yes, Sir. Whereas lighting authorities now generally work to a figure 5 of 50 per cent. of prewar consumption of fuel for street lighting, I am prepared to agree an increase to 75 per cent. in view of the need, on safety grounds, for a better standard of street lighting. Lighting authorities are being so informed.
§ Lieut.-Commander Gurney Braithwaite
Was that reply drafted before the announcement over the weekend by the Minister of Fuel and Power as to the general position? Can the right hon. Gentleman make it good?