HC Deb 30 July 1976 vol 916 cc1069-70
Mr. Michael Stewart (Fulham)

I beg leave to present a humble petition by the inhabitants of Hammersmith and other interested persons. The petition is addressed to the Honourable the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled and Sheweth that there should be a change in fuel policy for all domestic consumers, that There should be no disconnections of domestic supplies of gas and electricity for non-payment of bills, that arrears should be collected through the courts like other debts, that security deposits should not be required by the fuel boards, that there should be A real choice of methods of payment to suit everyone, and, in particular, Pay as you use systems that really work for everyone who wants them, Realistic heating allowances for pensioners, disabled and other claimants and help for low wage earners, Fairer pricing for domestic consumers, Efficient central heating systems with reasonable running costs, Better home insulation to save fuel, Serious action research into alternative fuels. Your petitioners pray that the House of Commons will enact legislation to meet this petition, and the petition ends in the correct form: And your petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray, &c.

To lie upon the Table.