HC Deb 31 May 1954 vol 528 cc883-4
21. Miss Bacon

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power if he is now in a position to make a statement on the revision of his policy with regard to electricity charges whereby charges may be based on the area of the premises and not on the amount of electricity consumed.

Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd

No, Sir.

Miss Bacon

Is the Minister aware that there is dissatisfaction with the new charges recently published by the York-shire Electricity Board, particularly on the part of the small traders?

Mr. Lloyd

This new scheme of charges was made under a general scheme the principles of which were approved by my predecessor. As to the application of this scheme, I have been in consultation with the boards and have asked them to consider carefully the way the scheme is affecting consumers as it comes into operation with a view to considering whether changes should be made later.