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Chemical Industry

Volume 13: debated on Monday 23 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy what representations he has received from the United Kingdom chemical industry about energy prices; and what reply he has made.

I have recently received representations from the Chemical Industries Association, the tenor of which has been to express concern at the price of electricity to some high load factor users and at the level of duty on heavy fuel oil, but to welcome developments in relation to gas. Some individual chemical companies have also made representations. In reply, I have where appropriate explained the Government's approach to industrial energy pricing and the improved position compared with Europe.