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Electricity Supplies (Prepaymentmeters)

Volume 888: debated on Tuesday 18 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will seek to amend existing regulations to require electricity boards to install secure and effective prepayment metering in order to spread the burden of increased electricity costs.

The use of prepayment meters is not subject to regulations but is a matter for the commercial judgment of the electricity boards, which also provide other means for consumers to spread the payment of their bills.