HC Deb 23 December 1976 vol 923 cc297-8W
Mrs. Wise

asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will issue a general direction to the electricity boards that in cases where wives have been deserted and are left indebted, the boards should seek to collect the sums owing from the husband.

Mr. Eadie

In accordance with the code of practice for the payment of domestic electricity and gas bills which the industries recently published, electricity boards will not disconnect for debt due from a previously registered consumer—for example, in bona fide cases of desertion.