§ 103. Mr. Skeffington-Lodge
asked the Minister of Works whether he is aware that some 50 persons per year are killed as a result of the inefficient electrical wiring of domestic premises; and whether he will consider the introduction of such wiring regulations as will prevent this loss of life.
§ Mr. Wilson
I am not aware of the number of fatal accidents resulting from inefficient electrical wiring, but I believe these accidents are generally due to the use of portable instruments or interference with an installation rather than to the installation itself. It is the general practice for electricity undertakings to supply current only when installations comply with the rules of the Institute of Electrical Engineers. It would not be practicable to enforce regulations prohibiting the improper use of installations.