asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether further consideration is being given to the introduction of legally binding rules on fuel boards to replace the present code of practice concerning disconnections through non-payment of accounts.
No. A new code of practice leaflet will be issued by the industries shortly. This will incorporate changes I announced to the House in my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Fulham (Mr. Stevens) on 20 March.—[Vol. 20, c. 25.] Implementation of the changes will be monitored by the gas and electricity consumer councils; the industries and the consumer councils will wish to consider the results of this monitoring.