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Horticulture (Gas Costs)

Volume 975: debated on Friday 7 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will consider a policy of a two-tier pricing system for natural gas to aid high energy costs in the horticulture industry as is operated in the Netherlands.

The British Gas Corporation is responsible for setting gas tariffs and charges. I will therefore ask the chairman of the Corporation to write to my hon. Friend.