§ Mr. HICKS
asked the Minister of Transport what proportion distribution costs bear to the total average cost, including capital charges, of electricity in Great Britain, and the number of electricity supply undertakings disposing of between 1,000,000 and 5,000,000 units 47W annually, together with the average to capital carried per 1,000 units sold; and in if he will give similar information to that asked for in the second part of the question in respect of the undertakings selling over 5,000,000 units each?
§ Mr. PYBUS
For the year 1929–30, the position was approximately as follows: The average revenue per unit sold by ail authorised undertakers was 1.38d. and the estimated cost of distribution, including capital charges, was about 0.08d. per unit sold, or slightly less than 50 per cent. of the average revenue. There were 139 undertakings selling between 1,000,000 and 5,000,000 units and 215 selling over 5,000,000 units, the average capital expenditures on transmission and distribution per 1,000 units sold being £42 and £21 for the respective groups.