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Gas: Competition Pilot Scheme

Volume 572: debated on Wednesday 15 May 1996

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asked Her Majesty's Government:What has been the take-up of gas by residential customers offered by each of the gas companies in Devon and Cornwall and why.

At 10th May, some 35,900 residential customers of the 520,000 in the Domestic Pilot area had changed their supplier. Figures are only available for the whole pilot area, which consists of Devon, Cornwall and Somerset. The breakdown between the eight participating companies shipping gas is commercially confidential. No survey has been conducted to ascertain the customer's reasons for changing their supplier.