asked the Secretary of State for Energy what are now the average current prices per unit of electricity and gas to the industrial user and domestic consumer, respectively; and how far these have changed over the last six months, 12 months, and 18 months, respectively.
|AVERAGE ESTIMATED PRICE OF ELECTRICITY SOLD BY AREA BOARDS IN ENGLAND AND WALES|
|Bills rendered during|
|July 1973||January 1974||July 1974||January 1975|
|AVERAGE REVENUE FROM REGIONAL SALES OF GAS IN GREAT BRITAIN*|
|March 1973||September 1973||March 1974||September 1974|
|* The industrial figures are greatly influenced by special contracts for bulk sales. Many such contracts have been and will be coming up for renewal, and the figures given are not indicative of the higher prices which will be charged on renewal. Similarly, new special contracts for bulk sales will also be negotiated at higher prices. Industrial tariff sales are a relatively small element in the total volume of gas sold. The increases, averaging some 20 per cent., introduced in September 1974 on industrial tariffs have not been reflected in the figures in the table because statistics for the final quarter of 1974 are not yet available.|
|Domestic tariff increases averaging 12 per cent. are being implemented from the first meter reading after 1st January 1975.|