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Wales (Price)

Volume 720: debated on Tuesday 16 November 1965

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asked the Minister of Power what consultations he had with the Wales Gas Board before they fixed the price of their gas; and by what criteria this price was decided.

In accordance with the normal practice, the Board consulted me about its proposals and I considered them in the light of the Board's financial position and the Government's prices policy. It would not be proper for me to disclose the nature of confidential discussions I have with the Chairmen of Boards, particularly where, as in this case, the matter is under consideration by the National Board for Prices and Incomes.