HC Deb 07 February 1975 vol 885 cc654-5W
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 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.