HC Deb 29 November 1956 vol 561 cc71-2W
Sir A. Bossom

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power if he is aware that some Electricity Boards make the same basic charge for identical houses for the use of electricity, both where basement and attic are wired for electricity and where they are not; and if he will give a general direction that charges must be more fairly assessed.

Mr. Aubrey Jones

I do not consider that this is a fit subject for a general direction. The Electricity Boards are responsible for their own tariffs and are statutorily bound to avoid both undue preference and undue discrimination. If any consumer believes that the Board is not assessing him fairly he should bring the circumstances to the notice of the electricity consultative council for the area.