The switch on the receptacle does control the power to it, that is the norm here in the UK too. In fact, a lot of that in the pictures is very similar to UK wiring. Except, we seem to be heading down a bit of an odd route at the moment, supposedly harmonising with Europe, though, in the latest version of BS7671 ( the wiring code book to you guys), there are a lot of "UK specific" rules. We did move from the "normal" colour code of red/black aome years ago, to a brown/blue one. Also, interesting to note, that in safety concious NZ, they are still using plastic consumer units (panel boards) - we are banning their use here from the end of the year. We then go back to all metal, even though the rules state, they must only be non flammable, but somehow, the guy running the update course, said that means steel?? The single pole main switch is very interesting, according to things here a "main switch" or disconnector, must break both live and neutral.