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Electricity (Disconnections)

Volume 886: debated on Monday 17 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy what is his estimate of the length of time of the average electricity disconnection of a credit consumer.

This information is not available but the Electricity Council estimates that in 90 per cent. of the cases of disconnection due to debt, the supply was reconnected within one week and many of these within two or three days.

asked the Secretary of State for Energy what is the average cost of a disconnection and reconnection of a credit consumer of electricity.

This information is not availabme but a typical cost of reconnecting a supply at present is £3 where there is access to the consumer's premises; if external work has to be done such as excavating and rejointing the cost can be considerably higher.