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Electricity Disconnections

Volume 981: debated on Friday 28 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) if he will publish in the Official Report the numbers of disconnections in (a) the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board area and (b) the South of Scotland Electricity Board area for each quarter since March 1979; what these represent as a percentage of domestic credit consumers; and how many consumers remained disconnected after five days, one month, six months and one year, respectively;(2) if he will pubish in the

Official Report the figures for the percentage of consumers disconnected in ( a) the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board area and ( b) the South of Scotland Electricity Board area for debts of (i) under £40, (ii) £40 to £100 and (iii) more than £100; and what these figures represent as a percentage of all disconnections in each year since 1976.

The information requested relates to matters within the statutory responsibilities of the electricity boards. I am, therefore, asking the chairmen of the boards to write to the hon. Member.