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Volume 893: debated on Monday 16 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection if she will make a special study of the effect on poor consumers of standing charges for supplies or services made by public corporations.

This is a matter of concern to the Government. It is being examined in the review referred to by my right hon. Friend the then Secretary of State for Energy in his reply to a Question by my hon. Friend the Member for Newcastle-upon-Tyne, East (Mr. Thomas) on 19th May.—[Vol. 892, c. 231.]