HC Deb 25 April 1967 vol 745 cc256-7W
86. Mr. Brian Harrison

asked the Minister of Power what proposals have been made to him by area electricity boards for price increases since July, 1966; and what steps he has taken as a result of these requests.

Mr. Marsh

Two area electricity boards have made such proposals and they were asked to defer price increases at least until the end of the period of severe restraint.

I have yet to complete the discussions with the Electricity Council referred to in my reply of 11th April to the hon. Member for Stroud (Mr. Kershaw).—[Vol. 744, c. 160.]