HC Deb 28 May 1968 vol 765 cc1521-2
5. Mr. Lane

asked the Minister of Power whether he will make a statement about the progress of his consultations on the future structure of the electricity industry.

Mr. Gunter

I have at present nothing to say about this except that I am continuing the examination, begun by my predecessor, to see whether any changes in the organisation and structure of the electricity industry need to be made.

Mr. Lane

Does the right hon. Gentleman expect to make a statement before the Summer Recess, and in his examination will he keep very much in mind the view expressed by the Prices and Incomes Board that the generating side of the industry ought to be more exposed to market pressures?

Mr. Gunter

I am very much aware of the remark made by the Prices and Incomes Boards. I cannot say that I will make a statement before the Summer Recess.

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