HC Deb 12 August 1966 vol 733 cc477-8W
Mr. Russell Johnston

asked the Minister of Power whether, in view of the disproportionately higher charges levied by the Scottish Gas Board as compared to other parts of the United Kingdom, instanced by an excess of up to 3 per cent. in the case of gas appliances and 25 per cent. for fitting charges compared to the North Thames Gas Board, he will issue a general direction in the public interest to the Scottish Gas Board to revise its charges.

Mr. James Davidson

asked the Minister of Power if he will give a general direction, in the public interest, to the Scottish Gas Board to bring their prices for the marketing, fitting, and servicing of gas appliances into line with the lower prices charged in other areas of the United Kingdom.

Mr. Marsh

No. It is for the Boards to fix these charges in the light of the relevant costs, which are generally higher in the less populous areas.

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