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Gas And Electricity Disconnections

Volume 928: debated on Friday 25 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy how many consumers of (a) gas and (b) electricity were disconnected for non-payment of accounts in each of the past five years for which figures are available; and how many of these were domestic consumers.

Disconnections for the past five years for non-payment

GasElectricity
YearTotal number of disconnectionsTotal number of disconnectionsDisconnections of domestic premises
1972–7332,934117,369
1973–7432,701113,778
1974–7534,872120,330
1975–7639,842138,399125,483
1976–77*32,624*90,706*
* Figures for three quarters up to 31st December 1976.
From 1st April 1976 the figures for electricity disconnections have been revised to exclude disconnections which do not relate to domestic premises in regular occupation.

asked the Secretary of State for Energy how many domestic consumers (a) gas and (b) electricity were disconnected for non-payment of accounts during the quarters ended 30th June 1976, 31st September 1976 and 31st December 1976.

Disconnections of gas and electricity consumers for non-payment of accounts during the past three quarters are given in the following table. In the case of gas separate figures for domestic and non-domestic consumers are not available.

Quarter endingGas Number of disconnectionsElectricity Number of disconnections
30th June 19769,64232,276
30th September 197613,57433,288
31st December 19769,40825,142