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Electricity Tariffs

Volume 885: debated on Friday 7 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether he will take steps to end the higher current electricity tariffs for those who choose to generate their own electricity and rely only on CEGB supplies as standby.

The total charges for energy actually supplied under a standby arrangement reflect not only the normal cost of providing electricity but also the cost of maintaining the additional plant needed to meet standby requirements. My right hon. Friend will, however, be discussing this matter with the industry.