HC Deb 31 January 1964 vol 688 cc103-4W
Sir G. Wills

asked the Minister of Power whether, in the public interest and that of efficiency and economy, he will issue general directions to the area gas and electricity boards to arrange, where appropriate, for both gas and electricity meters to be checked by the same inspector at the same time.

Mr. Peyton

No. The Weir Committee on co-operation between Electricity and Gas Boards reported in 1959 that joint meter readings would not be justified on grounds of efficiency and economy, and nothing has occurred since then to justify a contrary view.