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Electricity Bills

Volume 934: debated on Thursday 30 June 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will list the average annual electricity bill for a private consumer in each of the electricity board areas in the United Kingdom.

The average revenue obtained from domestic consumers by each of the electricity boards in Great Britain and by the Northern Ireland Electricity Service in 1975–76—the latest year for which accounts for all the boards concerned have been published—was as follows:

Electricity Board or ServiceAverage Revenue
South Eastern92
South Western97
East Midlands72
South Wales72
Merseyside and North Wales80
North Eastern68
North Western76
South of Scotland94
North of Scotland104
Northern Ireland75
NOTES: (1) The different figures reflect the different level of consumption—both total consumption and the relative amounts consumed under different tariffs—in one area compared with another as well as different tariff levels. In particular, the relatively high figures for the Scottish boards reflect high average consumption in Scotland.(2) The figures for the English, Welsh and Scottish boards were derived from the annual reports and accounts for 1975–76 of the boards concerned and those for Northern Ireland from information provided by the Northern Ireland Electricity Service.