HC Deb 31 October 1944 vol 404 cc652-3W
Mr. De la Bère

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether, in view of the fact that the declared calorific value at which gas is sold varies from undertaking to undertaking, he will publish a comprehensive list, setting out the declared calorific values of the gas undertakings throughout the country since, without such information, it is impossible for consumers adequately to exercise their powers and ensure obtaining value for their money.

Major Lloyd George

Gas undertakings are required to give public notice of declaration or alteration of the calorific value of their gas and most undertakings state their calorific value on the bills which they render to consumers. I do not think that in present circumstances. I should be justified in publishing a special list of declared values such as my hon. Friend suggests.