§ Mr. Wade
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he will make representations to the British Electricity Authority with regard to power cuts with a view to ensuring that each district shall have a consumption target so that, so long as consumers within a particular district keep within their target, they will not be subjected to power cuts caused by excessive demands in other districts.
§ Mr. P. Noel-Baker
I will arrange with my right hon. Friend the Minister of Labour and National Service for the hon. Member's suggestion to be brought before the Electricity Sub-Committee of the Joint Consultative Committee. I should add, however, that a system of the kind suggested by the hon. Member was operated in the winter of 1947–48 but it was found to have serious disadvantages.