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County Of London Electric Supply Company (Charges)

Volume 155: debated on Thursday 22 June 1922

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport why the charge for electic, power supplied by the County of London Electric Supply Company still remains at 1¼d plus 00 per cent., in view of the reduction in the cost of material and labour; and whether he is aware that there is a general feeling of dissatisfaction amongst the consumers of this company's electricity owing to the fact that the high cost is detrimental to the revival of trade?

The Electric Lighting Orders under which the company are authorised to supply electricity fixed the maximum price which may be charged to consumers. The price mentioned in the question is within such maximum. I have no knowledge as to any general feeling of dissatisfaction. I am informed that representations have only been received from one consumer in London and one in the Croydon Rural District.