HC Deb 13 November 1972 vol 846 c14W
72. Mr. Eadie

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he is satisfied that gas supplies are adequate to meet consumer demand; and what firms have been notified to him under his powers to deal with emergencies who have supplies cut periodically to save gas for homes.

Mr. Tom Boardman

Some industrial customers have concluded contracts for gas on special terms, allowing limited interruption of supply which it is for them to cover by alternative arrangements. I am satisfied that subject to such contractual interruptions, gas supply is adequate to meet customers' requirements.