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Disconnections Of Supplies

Volume 894: debated on Thursday 26 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will seek powers to control the estimated increase in the numbers of disconnections of energy supplies due to non-payment by the winter of 1975–76.

No. I have not seen any reason to suggest that the number of disconnections is likely to increase. The industries disconnect only when bills have remained unpaid for a number of weeks. There are already arrangements to deal with cases of genuine hardship.