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Gas Supplies

Volume 976: debated on Tuesday 18 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether he plans to change the British Gas Corporation's statutory obligations to supply gas.

I intend to introduce legislation in the New Year which among other things will limit all statutory entitlements to gas supply to 25,000 therms a year and will make provision for the corporation to enter into contractual arrangements for any supplies above that level.