HC Deb 25 February 1952 vol 496 c99W
Mr. Philip Bell

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power if he will make a statement as to the general directions he will give to the British Electricity Authority to ensure that discriminatory charges, based not on the amount of electricity consumed, but on the number of rooms, whether in use or not, occupied by the consumer, shall not be made.

Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd

Domestic electricity tariffs have for many years contained an element varying in accordance with the size of the house, the number of rooms, or the rateable value, and I do not propose to issue any general directions to the British Electricity Authority in this matter.