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Standing Charges

Volume 75: debated on Tuesday 12 March 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy what information he has as to whether some gas boards have abandoned or have plans to abandon the standing charge concession on small usage of fuel by domestic consumers; and if he will make a statement.

I understand that the British Gas Corporation is keeping under review its standing charge rebate scheme for small users.

asked the Secretary of State for Energy what information he has as to whether some electricity boards have abandoned or have plans to abandon the standing charge concession on small usage of fuel by domestic consumers; and if he will make a statement.

The industry is considering the future of the standing charge rebate scheme. Area boards will make their own announcement of any tariff changes in the usual way.