HC Deb 29 October 1937 vol 328 c421W
Mr. G. Strauss

asked the Minister of Transport whether he can state the number of electricity supply companies in the London area buying electric current in bulk and retailing it to groups of consumers at fixed charges; and whether he can state the annual volume of current so retailed?

Mr. Burgin

So far as I am aware, one company only buys electric current in bulk and retails it to consumers in the London area under the system which the hon. Member has in mind. This company is not subject to the provisions applicable to authorised undertakers, and official statistics as to the extent of its operations are therefore not available. I understand, however, that the company, which operates in a number of different districts in the London area, purchased upwards of 11 million units in 1935 for retail to consumers on the fixed price per light system.