HC Deb 13 April 1976 vol 909 cc485-6W
Miss Richardson

asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether he will consider issuing general directions to forbid discrimination by electricity and gas boards in the supply of electricity and gas to squatters.

Mr. Benn

No. The industries are already under a duty to avoid undue preference in the provision of supplies and I am satisfied that they treat each case on its merits.