§ 13. Mrs. Middleton
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty if he will state the number of kilowatts drawn by His Majesty's Dockyard, Devonport, from the national grid, during each period of 24 hours, in order to supplement the supply of electrical power from the dockyard's own generating station and from submarines; and whether this supply has been continued throughout the period of national emergency during silent as well as working hours.
§ Mr. W. Edwards
The average maximum demand on the grid for each period of 24 hours from 10th February, when restrictions on the use of power came into force, to 17th March, was approximately 1,900 kilowatts. The reply to the second part of the Question is in the affirmative, but I would point out that as a result of obtaining supplies from the national grid during the silent hours, a saving of coal is effected by the dockyard generating station.