§ Mr. Mike Thomas
asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether he will take steps to end the higher current electricity tariffs for those who choose to generate their own electricity and rely only on CEGB supplies as standby.
§ Mr. Eadie
The total charges for energy actually supplied under a standby arrangement reflect not only the normal 655W cost of providing electricity but also the cost of maintaining the additional plant needed to meet standby requirements. My right hon. Friend will, however, be discussing this matter with the industry.