asked the Secretary of State for Energy how many representations he has received in the past month from organisations and individuals against the proposed gas price increases; and what reply he has sent.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy how many letters he has received on the subject of the proposed increases in gas prices.
Since my statement about gas prices on 16 January I have received over 2,000 letters on the subject. I will send the hon. Members a copy of one of my replies.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy when next he will meet the chairman of the British Gas Corporation.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy when next he expects to meet the chairman of the British Gas Corporation.
I am in regular contact with the chairman of the British Gas Corporation, but I have no present plans for a further meeting.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what representations
|Time||Coal||Gas||Heavy Fuel Oil|
|Time||Coal*||80 therms/An||Domestic Fuels Gas† 400 therms/An||1,200 therms/An||Domestic Heating Oil‡ (Gas Oil)|
|30 June 1979||…||…||19·00||25·70||20·36||17·79||29·89|
|15 January 1980||…||…||21·00||25·70||20·36||17·79||37·07|
|Source: Energy Trends.|
|*Average retail domestic price throughout the country.|
|†Typical prices for West Midlands Gas region|
|‡Typical prices in General Zones for deliveries of 500 gallons.|
he has received from the Gas Consumers Council regarding the proposed increase in gas prices.
I expect to meet representatives of the National Gas Consumers' Council in the very near future. I understand that the council has already released the text of the letter that it sent to me on the subject of gas prices.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will compare the price per therm for (a) coal, (b) gas and (c) heating oil on (i) 30 June 1979, (ii) now and (iii) as expected on 30 June of the current year.
The following tables show the price in pence per therm for coal, gas and heating oil in the industrial and domestic sectors.