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Electricity Disconnections

Volume 164: debated on Monday 8 January 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many electricity disconnections the South of Scotland electricity board undertook in 1985, 1986, 1987 and 1988, expressed as a percentage of the total of domestic users.

The number of domestic customers disconnected by the South of Scotland Electricity Board, and the percentages these formed of the total number of domestic customers in the last four financial years, is set out in the table.

Disconnections Financial Years—1 April to 31 March

1985–86

1986–87

1987–88

1988–89

Number of Domestic Customers disconnected during year7,87410,62211,5469,627
Number of Domestic Customers as at 31 March1,421,7341,422,1391,445,1511,510,496
Percentage of Domestic Customers disconnected0·550·750·800·64