HC Deb 29 November 1972 vol 847 cc155-6W
Mr. Dormand

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he will give a general direction to electricity boards to submit estimates of the loss of revenue involved on the basis that retirement pensioners were exempt from pay-

Institutions Course Number of Enrolments Number who completed the Course
One-Term Courses
University of Reading, Institute of Education Teaching of Children with Learning difficulties 24 24
Kesteven College of Education Education of Handicapped Children 7 7
Alsager College of Education Education of Slow Learning Child in the ordinary school (two courses) 24 24
Manchester Training College Teaching of the Slow Learning Child in the ordinary school 35 34

ment of the minimum quarterly charge made by the boards.

Mr. Emery

No. There would be no point in requiring electricity boards to submit estimates.

They are statutorily precluded from showing undue preference to any class of consumer. Furthermore, it is the Government's view that the problem of pensioners should be met by the level of pensions.