HC Deb 26 June 1975 vol 894 c190W
Mr. Tierney

asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will seek powers to control the estimated increase in the numbers of disconnections of energy supplies due to non-payment by the winter of 1975–76.

Mr. John Smith

No. I have not seen any reason to suggest that the number of disconnections is likely to increase. The industries disconnect only when bills have remained unpaid for a number of weeks. There are already arrangements to deal with cases of genuine hardship.