The upper bulb is a Standard UK bayonet fitting type. Also available in France. There are two contacts, but the outer bayonet cap is not part of the circuit; the female metal bayonet is not usually grounded as it has a bakelite sheath, ( all metal bulb holders excepted). 'Screw' caps are also used extensively in Europe for 'fancy' bulbs. The lower right packaged bulb is a low energy unit, essentially a fluorescent fitting with integral starter.
I was told that when the boiler was installed, the electrics ran behind it and didn't reach, so they just pulled the socket from the wall and left it dangling beneath the boiler, and a nice hole in the wall (not in picture). It's been that way for months apparently, never a finished job.
This flat had white meter heating some time back (electric resistance heaters on a timer for nights with a dual meter), hence the extra commoning blocks. It's the service fuse that gets me, out of reach between the cupboard side and the wall.
Part P does not apply in Scotland. We have a part N instead, it says that major stuff needs tested and certificated but not minor. Not sure what that should be...
[This message has been edited by gideonr (edited 10-29-2005).]
Gideon, This is not good at all!. I'm not sure the Power Authority would be too keen on thier Service Entrance and Main fuse being covered up like that. I'd have to agree with britspark when mentioning that conduit socket on the double outlet. Seems as there are 2 cables entering that socket, would this be a ring circuit?. Reason I ask that is because the plug on the right side of the socket looks like a moulded type that is used on extension cords. Which brings me to the question, do you have to have a fused plug on an extension cord in the UK?. In the bottom picture, it looks like there wasn't a lot of fore-thought in selecting a position for that Hager switch-board. By the looks of things, it probably could have been installed on the same wall where it is now, but up higher (above the top of the MEM board). BTW, I think the Trunking might be full.