§ 78. Mr. Cant
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether, in view of the prospect of more adequate supplies of fuel consequent upon the North Sea gas discoveries, he will amend the Clean Air Act, 1966, grant arrangements so as to remove discrimination against electricity by making direct-acting electric space heaters eligible for grant.
§ Mr. Mellish
Direct-acting electric space heaters were excluded from grant because of the strain which they would impose on electricity supplies at peak periods.
My right hon. Friend, after consultation with his right hon. Friend the Minister of Power, considers that the North Sea gas discoveries do not afford a reason for altering this.