§ Mr. MARKHAM
asked the Minister of Transport what are the present electricity charges in Rochester and Gillingham, respectively, and how they compare with any comparable area?
§ Mr. HERBERT MORRISON
The latest figures of which I have information are given below. They show the flat rate charges (F) for the different kinds of supply or the initial and final costs of any graduated scale of charge (G) dependent upon the amount of electricity consumed. It is difficult to say how far different areas can be regarded as strictly comparable, but corresponding figures are given for other areas in Kent where the sales of electricity are of the same general order.1345W
— Lighting. Heating and Cooking. Power. Pence. Pence. Pence. Gillinghaim … … F—6; G 9–2½ G 1½–1 F 2; G 3–2. Rochester … … F—6½ F 2 F 2. Canterbury … … G 9–2 and 5½–4 F 1½ G 1¾–1. Ashford … … G 8–1½ F 1½ F 3 or 2.* Dover … … G 6½–4½ with discount F 1½ F 3. Sheerness … … G 8–7 G 2–1½ G 4–2½. * According to hours use of motor per week.