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Electricity Supply, London (Charges)

Volume 237: debated on Monday 24 March 1930

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asked the Ministry of Transport if he is aware that the County of London Electric Light and Power Company, while charging 5d. per unit for electric light. within their Wands-worth area of supply and ¾d. per unit for all current consumed under the all- in tariff system (in addition to the quarterly standing charge), charges consumers in the Romford area 6d. and 1d. per unit, respectively, for the same two supplies; and what steps he proposes to take to equalise charges throughout the greater Metropolitan area?

The answer to the first portion of the question is in the affirmative. With regard to the latter part, the question as to the steps which could be taken to secure greater uniformity of charges and tariffs throughout the district of the London and Home Counties Joint Electricity Authority is being investigated by the authority, but I understand that they are not at present in a position to make any Report to the Electricity Commissioners on the matter.