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Electricity Prices

Volume 986: debated on Thursday 19 June 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether, in assessing the impact of rising electricity prices on domestic consumers, he will in future use the average domestic user's average price per unit of electricity.

Figures for the average price per unit of electricity consumed by the average domestic consumer are derived from the total revenue in a full year from all domestic consumers divided by the total electricity consumption of domestic consumers in a full year. The size of an increase for the average domestic consumer would be calculated on this basis.