§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Minister of Power whether he is aware that certain gas boards make charges to customers when examining and correcting gas leakages; and whether, in the interest of public safety, he will give a general direction to gas boards to rectify gas leakages without charge to customers.
§ Mr. Freeson
I understand that Boards do not charge consumers for repair work on their own service pipe and meter, but only do so where the consumer's own piping or appliances are repaired. My right hon. Friend does not consider that a general direction to change this position is needed or appropriate.