HC Deb 12 July 1901 vol 97 cc255-6
MR. STUART-WORTLEY (Sheffield, Hallam)

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he has given any decision or made any order purporting to disentitle the Chelsea Electricity Supply Company from recovering an increased price per unit for current supplied to customers who have not consented to accept current at 200 volts in cases where the company have not offered to defray the expense of changing the voltage; and, if so, where the text of such order or decision can be found.


The Board of Trade have issued amended regulations with respect to the changes of pressure by electric lighting undertakers, which provide, in effect, that when the regulations apply the undertakers must pay the reasonable costs of, or incidental to, a change of pressure on consumers' premises; but the regula- tions do not purport to affect the power of charging. I shall be happy to send my right hon. friend a copy of the model regulations.