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Ici House (Electricity Charges)

Volume 438: debated on Monday 9 June 1947

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asked the Minister of Works if he is aware that before he took over I.C.I. house, the charges for electricity averaged 1.448d. per unit, but under the new contract with Central London Electricity Limited, he has been paying an average price of 2.229d. per unit; and if he will explain this increased charge.

Yes. The prices paid for electricity at I.C.I. house since it was taken over for Government use are at the best terms on offer to new consumers in the area served by this Company. Owing to increased costs, the Company felt unable to apply to new agreements, or to the renewal of existing agreements, the favourable maximum demand tariff which operated in the I.C.I, agreement.