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Natural Gas: Billing

Volume 463: debated on Wednesday 12 September 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the average annual domestic gas bill for a typical consumer in (a) Cheltenham constituency and (b) each region was in each year since 1998. (155304)

Average domestic gas bills are published for the 12 local distribution zones in Great Britain. Cheltenham is contained in the West Midlands region, the average bill for this region will be representative of the average price for households in Cheltenham. The data presented are for standard credit customers in cash terms, it has not been adjusted for inflation.

Average annual domestic gas bill

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

East Midlands

316

303

292

290

309

312

331

383

473

Eastern

318

305

296

291

309

321

332

383

474

London

318

305

295

293

309

320

334

388

480

North East

309

304

294

290

309

318

332

385

474

North West

314

304

295

294

309

317

330

383

474

Northern

315

301

290

292

312

319

333

380

468

Scotland

313

307

297

294

311

320

332

384

469

South East

314

305

296

295

311

324

333

387

478

South West

312

306

299

297

312

322

334

389

478

Southern

316

307

299

296

311

322

336

390

472

Wales

313

297

291

291

306

318

335

391

460

West Midlands

317

307

297

296

313

324

333

389

480