HC Deb 20 January 1942 vol 377 c254W
Mr. A. Edwards

asked the President of the Board of Trade what are the highest, the lowest and average charges of electric lighting and electric power?

Sir A. Duncan

For the year 1939–40, the latest for which figures are available, the approximate average price for lighting, heating and cooking supplies taken together was 1.58d. per unit and for industrial power supplies 0.649d. per unit. The highest and lowest flat rates for lighting are of the order of rod, to 1s. per unit and 2d. per unit respectively. Power supplies are given on two-part or block tariff and comparable information is not readily available. If, however, the hon. Member would notify me of any particular undertakings which he has in mind, I should be pleased to have inquiries made into the matter.

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